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PA Treasury Unveils New Website on PA ABLE Savings Account Program

Individuals with disabilities can learn about the upcoming program, determine eligibility and register to receive updates

HARRISBURG — The PA Treasury has launched a new Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Savings Program website (www.paable.gov) that provides quick and easy access to essential information on the upcoming program to give individuals with qualified disabilities a tax-free way to save for future disability-related expenses, while maintaining government benefits. The site also has a short quiz to help determine eligibility, a  comprehensive Frequently Asked Question section and allows users to sign up to receive updates on the program, including when accounts open for enrollment.

Criminal History and Fair Housing – Change is in the Wind

fair-housing-imageHaving a criminal record can make accessing decent rental housing a herculean task. Many properties have blanket bans that prevent acceptance to housing due to having any misdemeanor or felony history at any point in one’s lifetime. This is the case despite research that has shown that over time the chance that a person with a criminal record has of re-offending decreases to the point that it nearly approximates someone who has never committed an offense.

HomeHUB Now “Open”!

The Housing Alliance of PA has launched a new housing web-resource.

HomeHUB© is a free, online, mobile, interactive information clearinghouse for homeownership professionals in Pennsylvania – lenders, realtors, governmental officials, builders, and housing counselors – to learn about and share resources in order to help rebuild homeownership in PA.