homeowners

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Pat Loeb
October 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphians living in designated historic neighborhoods are likely to get some help maintaining their homes. A City Council hearing on Tuesday showed broad support for a fund to subsidize the cost of keeping authentic details on certified historic homes. Read more here.
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Housing.
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Pat Loeb
October 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania agency that helps low-income families get into affordable housing is being accused of forcing some families out of homes they own.
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Three people have been charged with defrauding dozens of Philadelphia homeowners of nearly $300,000, and some of the victims targeted were the city’s most vulnerable.
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Kristen Johanson
July 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three people have been charged with defrauding dozens of Philadelphia homeowners of nearly $300,000, and some of the victims targeted were the city’s most vulnerable. The trio were insurance adjusters with Ace Public Adjusters. District Attorney Larry Krasner said...
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Council members Bill Greenlee and Cherelle Parker exchange thoughts on the budget while Coucilmember Helen Gym looks over the numbers with an aide.
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Pat Loeb
June 03, 2019 - 7:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council advanced a $5 billion city operating budget Monday evening after a day of negotiations that included securing an expansion of the "homestead exemption," which will lower taxes for most homeowners. Council also killed a measure for the so-...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many Philadelphia homeowners have been dismayed to see their property taxes rise as a result of new assessments, so Councilman Brian O'Neill introduced a bill Thursday that he believes is a solution. O'Neill says his bill would make new assessments "revenue neutral."...
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Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
March 14, 2019 - 3:56 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As the process of reassessing the value of every piece of property in Delaware County continues, it seems some residents are still unaware it's happening. Despite two years of mailings, press releases, public meetings and notifications online reminding...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
December 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council has been hurrying to get a number of bills passed at this week's session. It's the last one of this calendar year. With some light tax relief among the items on the agenda, council will consider two bills to soften the tax burden. Council...
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City Council President Darrell Clarke and other council members announce an audit of the city's tax assessment agency.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 07, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration is giving mixed reviews to Philadelphia City Council's version of the city budget. Council gave preliminary approval this week to a spending plan the includes some of the mayor's proposals — but not the real estate tax increase he requested...
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Herleen English speaks to City Council members about squatters taking over property.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 04, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee approved a bill to protect homeowners from squatters taking over their property. The committee previously rejected similar legislation from Councilman David Oh but gave the go-ahead to this version after hearing several testimonies. Numerous...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 07, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the city gentrifies and property values and taxes increase, city and state officials have announced new measures to keep older Philadelphians in the homes they own. Brenda Reed is a longtime homeowner, but she said she had "situations." "I got behind in my taxes,"...
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