Update May 1, 2023
A recent hearing of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discussed the idea of Pennsylvania’s “Whole-Home Repair” program being utilized across the country.
Testimony was provided by
- Lou Tisler, Executive Director, National NeighborWorks Association
- Vanessa Brown Calder, Director of Opportunity and Family Policy Studies, Cato Institute
- Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition.
For media coverage please click on the following link:
Fetterman wants Pennsylvania’s “Whole-Home Repair” program to go nation-wide
To view the video recording of the hearing, please click here.
“The Whole-Home Repairs Act (Senate Bill 1135) is a bipartisan bill that creates a one-stop shop for home repairs and weatherization while building out our workforce and creating new family-sustaining jobs in a growing field. The Whole-Home Repairs Act is the first bill of its kind in the nation, making it so that Pennsylvanians can stay warm, safe, and dry in homes they can afford.”
The “one-stop-shop” includes three main initiatives:
- Funding for repairs and energy efficiency renovations in Pennsylvania homes;
- Support staff to help people access home repair assistance; and
- Financial support to boost retention in training and pre-apprenticeship programs.
For more information, please click on the following link:
City & State Pennsylvania: “Hidey-ho neighbor: GOP backs Dems’ home improvement bill in bipartisan effort to fight blight”