Category Archives: housing

Bed bug stigma compounds problem in York

Here’s the problem (or at least one of the problems) with bed bugs: everyone is susceptible to them. The parasites have been found at five-star hotels resorts, and although they were once associated with developing countries, they’re now rapidly spreading … Continue reading

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Neighbors complained about empty building at Council before it burned

Family members of a man who died after a fall in an empty building at 701 W.  Philadelphia St. appeared before York City Council to complain about the building before it burned Thursday morning in a three-alarm blaze. Police said … Continue reading

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York Housing Authority recieves $22,000 grant

The Housing Authority of York will get an early boost to its 2014 funding, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD awarded $22,639 to the authority to use in the hiring or retention … Continue reading

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How can we help homeless in York County?

It’s hard to imagine the desolation that comes from not having a bed to sleep in at night. When staff photographer Jason Plotkin was on an assignment to photograph Yorkers digging out from inches of snow in the frigid cold, … Continue reading

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City quiet on future of Pullman Apartments

After more than a year of ownership, City officials remain mum about their plans for the Pullman apartment building. York took over the affordable housing complex at 238 N. George St. in 2012 after Pullman Apartment Limited Partnership failed to … Continue reading

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Bird poop problem at Pullman Apartments discussed at RDA meeting

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Homes at Thackston Park: What is a tax credit development?

The $12 million price tag for a new affordable housing development, Homes at Thackston park, at West College avenue recently generated a firestorm on Facebook. With 39 units, that comes out to more than $300,000 per unit, many readers said. … Continue reading

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New refuse contract sets back time, but not day of trash pickups

You might have noticed your trash wasn’t picked up at its usual time since a new refuse contract was signed between the city and York Waste Disposal, according to a news release. Officials said the contract was signed May 1 … Continue reading

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Hoops, help and having fun for a cause

Here is your all-star local lineup: York Mayor Kim Bracey, former U.S. Congressman Todd Platts, and York County commissioners Steve Chronister and Chris Reilly. If the game was driving home legislation, some would say it would be a slam dunk. … Continue reading

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City: Butt-kicking event coming up

You get a city press release about kicking butts and about free tobacco for residents late on a Friday afternoon, and chances are you’ll ask a few questions, too.

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