Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee to Hold Additional Hearing in Harrisburg on the Natural Gas Industry Impact on Housing in Northcentral Pennsylvania

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a hearing to solicit testimony on the impact the emerging natural gas industry is having on housing in north central Pennsylvania, according to committee Chairman Senator Gene Yaw.  This hearing is a follow-up to proceedings held in Towanda on January 21st, 2010.

The Hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in Room 8EA of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

Among those scheduled to testify at the hearing are representatives of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Central Bradford Progress Authority, Trehab, Futures Community Support, Chesapeake Energy, local realtors, Bradford County Landlords’ Association and Futures Community Supports.

“The January hearing in Towanda brought a number of housing issues to light,” said Yaw “and I feel it’s necessary to have a follow-up hearing.  The topic of natural gas stretches beyond revenue discussions and involves issues which directly affect virtually every aspect of living in the region, especially housing.  I look forward to comparing the current situation with what we were told in January.”

Contact: Adam Pankake
(717) 787-3280

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