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Caltagirone introduces bill to eliminate school property taxes for struggling seniors

Lawmakers announce four grants to support programs, projects in Berks County

(Dec 11, 2019)

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi as well as state Sen. Judy Schwank announced the approval of four grants for projects and programs in Berks County by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Wednesday. Read more

 

12/2/19 – Affordable Housing – Reading

(Dec 05, 2019)

Materials from a joint House Democratic Policy Committee-Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus public hearing hosted by State Rep. Tom Caltagirone. Read more

 

Caltagirone hosts hearing on making housing affordable

(Dec 02, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss reducing homelessness by making housing more affordable. He explained how his legislation would give communities the tools needed to help transform blighted and vacant properties into safe places for families to live. Read more

 

Joint HDPC-PLBC hearing examines how to fight blight, decrease homelessness

(Dec 02, 2019)

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, today hosted a joint House Democratic Policy Committee and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus public hearing on affordable housing. Read more

 

Caltagirone to host joint HDPC-PLBC hearing on affordable housing Monday in Reading

(Nov 26, 2019)

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, announced he will host a joint House Democratic Policy Committee and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus public hearing on affordable housing on Monday, Dec. 2 in Reading. Read more

 

Caltagirone, Rozzi announce three grants totaling more than $300,000

(Nov 14, 2019)

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi announced Thursday that two grants totaling $275,000 have been approved for the city of Reading, and a third grant totaling $33,900 will be released to Berks County. Read more

 

Reading Area Community College receives $42,947 in grant funding

(Oct 31, 2019)

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi and Sen. Judy Schwank announced Reading Area Community College will receive almost $45,000 in state funding from a Preschool Development Grant as part of a $1.5 million investment from the state to improve the quality of early childcare education. Read more

 

Caltagirone votes in favor of bill for secure voting machines, funding for census report

(Oct 29, 2019)

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone voted today in support of S.B. 421 to provide people more time to register to vote and help pay for safer, more secure voting machines. Caltagirone’s vote also helped Pennsylvania secure $4 million in state funding to ensure a complete census report. Read more

 

Caltagirone: Storm damage extends to drinking water

(Oct 21, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the importance of stormwater management. He explains why addressing this issue is critical to protecting drinking water across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Caltagirone lauds $17,600 investment for Reading’s M.J. Reider and Associates

(Oct 18, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone lauded a $17,600 investment for M.J. Reider and Associates Inc. in Reading by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The investment was approved by BFTP earlier this month. Read more

 

Caltagirone: Recycling plant creating 100+ local jobs

(Oct 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the importance of discarding single-use plastics properly. He explained how recycling is bringing more than a hundred jobs to the Reading area. Read more

 

Reps. Caltagirone and Rozzi, Sen. Schwank announce more than $250,000 in grant money for Berks County

(Sep 17, 2019)

Rep. Thomas Caltagirone announced $252,821 in grant funding has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support recreation improvement efforts in Berks County. Read more

 

Caltagirone announces more than $800,000 in grants for Berks County

(Sep 16, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone announced today that six grants totaling $811,639 had been awarded to Berks County initiatives through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Victims’ Services Advisory Committee. Read more

 

Caltagirone Discusses Solutions To Juvenile Justice System

(Sep 11, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone joined the House Democratic Policy Committee in Philadelphia to discuss keeping children out of the criminal justice system through community youth courts. He explains the work that needs to be done to ensure young people receive the help they need to stay on the right path. Read more

 

Caltagirone working to update schools, preserve health of students

(Sep 05, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the need for funding to update aging school buildings across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Caltagirone announces more than $174,000 in grants for children, schools in Reading

(Aug 29, 2019)

Reading School District was awarded $164,223, while I-Lead Charter School in Reading was awarded $10,018 through the Assistance of Homeless Children & Youth Hurricane Education Recovery grants. Read more

 

Caltagirone to hold free paper shredding event in Reading

(Aug 19, 2019)

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7 in the parking lot of Tom Masano Auto Retailers USA at 841 W. Wyomissing Blvd. in Reading. Read more

 

Caltagirone Working for Environmental Justice

(Aug 14, 2019)

Democratic Chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee Rep. Tom Caltagirone attended a public hearing about environmental justice in an effort to improve industrial remediation and reducing air, water and soil pollution in Pennsylvania’s low-income and minority communities. Read more

 

Caltagirone announces $1.5 million grant for Reading project

(Aug 01, 2019)

The $1.5 million grant is expected to fund repairs to terra-cotta units and the replacement of cracked marble panels. The building’s current roof, which has deteriorated, will be replaced to prevent water from entering the building. Read more

 

Down Payment Assistance Program to be introduced in Reading with funding help from state

(Jul 22, 2019)

READING, July 22 – State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, today announced that the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks Inc. has been selected to receive support from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to help more city residents achieve homeownership. “I’m thrilled to see state support for a program to help make homeownership a reality for hard-working families and individuals in the city of Reading,” Caltagirone said. “Purchasing a home can be out-of-reach for some, but the Down Payment Assistance Program will enable low- to moderate-income members of our community clear the hurdle of pulling together funds for a down payment. “This program will help make dreams a reality in our community.” Caltagirone said NHS has been awarded $150,000 in funding from the statewide housing trust fund known as PHARE, to implement the program. NHS will use those Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funds to introduce a Down Payment Assistance Program in the city of Reading. The program will use the strengths and expertise of private and public sector partners to assist low- to moderate-income borrowers achieve the dream of homeownership. PHARE, which is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, was established in 2010 to provide the mechanism to allocate certain state or federal funds to assist with the creation, rehabilitation and support of affordable housing throughout Read more

 

Lawmakers announce four grants to support programs, projects in Berks County
Dec 11, 2019

12/2/19 – Affordable Housing – Reading
Dec 05, 2019

Caltagirone hosts hearing on making housing affordable
Dec 02, 2019

Joint HDPC-PLBC hearing examines how to fight blight, decrease homelessness
Dec 02, 2019

Caltagirone to host joint HDPC-PLBC hearing on affordable housing Monday in Reading
Nov 26, 2019

Caltagirone, Rozzi announce three grants totaling more than $300,000
Nov 14, 2019

Reading Area Community College receives $42,947 in grant funding
Oct 31, 2019

Caltagirone votes in favor of bill for secure voting machines, funding for census report
Oct 29, 2019

Caltagirone: Storm damage extends to drinking water
Oct 21, 2019

Caltagirone lauds $17,600 investment for Reading’s M.J. Reider and Associates
Oct 18, 2019

Caltagirone: Recycling plant creating 100+ local jobs
Oct 04, 2019

Reps. Caltagirone and Rozzi, Sen. Schwank announce more than $250,000 in grant money for Berks County
Sep 17, 2019

Caltagirone announces more than $800,000 in grants for Berks County
Sep 16, 2019

Caltagirone Discusses Solutions To Juvenile Justice System
Sep 11, 2019

Caltagirone working to update schools, preserve health of students
Sep 05, 2019

Caltagirone announces more than $174,000 in grants for children, schools in Reading
Aug 29, 2019

Caltagirone to hold free paper shredding event in Reading
Aug 19, 2019

Caltagirone Working for Environmental Justice
Aug 14, 2019

Caltagirone announces $1.5 million grant for Reading project
Aug 01, 2019

Down Payment Assistance Program to be introduced in Reading with funding help from state
Jul 22, 2019