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$420K grant awarded to Conshohocken sewer renovation project

$420K grant awarded to Conshohocken sewer renovation project

PHILADELPHIA — August 17, 2020 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) had awarded $423,175 to the Borough of Conshohocken Borough Authority for the final phase of its rehabilitation of the...

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Sens. Hughes, Haywood join PHFA to announce upcoming financial assistance program for renters and homeowners hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic 

Sens. Hughes, Haywood join PHFA to announce upcoming financial assistance program for renters and homeowners hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic 

PHILADELPHIA— July 1, 2020 — State Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) and Director Robin Wiessmann from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) announced a new program that will help renters and homeowners impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic, alongside Pennsylvania housing advocates. 

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Successful ‘Read to Succeed’ summer program goes virtual

Successful ‘Read to Succeed’ summer program goes virtual

PHILADEPHIA, PA — (June 22, 2020) — The Read to Succeed Summer Program (R2S), a free program with a track record of boosting reading skills among Philadelphia schoolchildren, is going virtual this year. Online sessions will begin on July 6, and the registration deadline for the four-week program has been extended to June 25.

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Philadelphia lawmakers lay out path for a ‘Just Recovery’ in Pa.

Philadelphia lawmakers lay out path for a ‘Just Recovery’ in Pa.

 ‘Legislature must take steps to safeguard marginalized communities’

PHILADELPHIA, June 18, 2020 – Philadelphia lawmakers today held a virtual news conference to lay out the steps the Pennsylvania legislature must take to create a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the calls for racial justice demanded by Pennsylvanians across the state are acted on.

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