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Virtual Meet and Greet with Rep. Kim

Virtual Meet and Greet with Rep. Kim

(Feb 25, 2021)

PennFuture and Conservation Voters of PA will be hosting a virtual Meet and Greet with Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click on the link to sign up for the upcoming event. Read more


Miller, Kim to introduce bill extending eligibility for special ed programs during pandemic

(Feb 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 22 – State Reps. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, are planning to introduce legislation that would extend special education eligibility for students with an IEP in relation to transition programming after the age of 18. It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has had negative impacts on many students, but Miller said for many students who require Individualized Education Programs, the effects arguably have been even greater. There are approximately 1,300 students across Pennsylvania in their final year of eligibility for transition assistance. Without proper action, their eligibility would expire, and they would no longer be able to access these vital services. “Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be unconscionable to allow these students to age out of this program without full access to its benefits,” said Miller. “That is why we are introducing this bill, which will allow many to have a little more time due to COVID interruption. It would also permit students who were forced out to re-engage if they so desired.” Miller’s legislation would ensure no student enrolled in school with an active IEP when the governor first declared the COVID-19 state of emergency shall lose their eligibility for services until 12 months after the expiration of the emergency declaration. It would be up to the parents and students if they want to continue participating in the program after they turn Read more


Troubleshooting PUA claims: How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim

(Jan 28, 2021)

How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim : Log in to your dashboard Select “File for Weekly Benefits” Then select “File Your Weekly Certification to Continue Your Claim” You will see the message “You currently have a claim established however it is inactive.” Click on “here.” It will seem as if you are opening a new claim. The system knows you are only attempting to reopen the claim you already have established. Click Next. You will see the Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Portal Page. Click next. The next eight pages are pre-populated based on your initial claim information. You will click next after verifying the information is correct on each page. If it is not correct, you should make updates at this time. Note: This includes things such as your email, address, date of birth, education information and employment status. You will also be asked the COVID questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE MAJOR DISASTER INFORMATION QUESTION YOU SHOULD SELECT COVID -19 NOT COVID 19 -2 If you reported that you are self-employed, the system will ask for you 2020 wages. This is an error. You should enter all 0s for those wages. You will also need to answer if you have worked since you last filed for weeks. If you have worked, you must click the “I have worked since my last Read more


Harris names deputy whips for 2021-22 legislative session

(Jan 26, 2021)

The PA House Democratic whip, state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today announced that state Reps. Jessica Benham, D-Allegheny; Donna Bullock, D-Phila.; Danilo Burgos, D-Phila.; Morgan Cephas, D-Phila.; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington; and Jared Solomon, D-Phila., will serve as deputy whips for the 2021-22 legislative session. Read more


Kim announces $2.4M for victims of abuse and rehabilitation

(Dec 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today applauded the awarding of over $2.4 million in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants to Dauphin County organizations and agencies. The funds, approved by the PCCD, support a variety of programs and services, including: adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives and domestic abuse programs. “Funding like this is about supporting victims of abuse and giving them all of the tools they need to get their lives back on track,” Kim said. “I am also happy to see the investment in police body cameras for Derry Township officers, as studies show that not only does this provide accountability for police and putting regular citizens at ease, it also provides another surveillance tool for police that often helps deescalate situations when criminals also know they are being recorded. It’s really a win-win situation for all involved.” The grants awarded in Dauphin County are as follows: Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds Dauphin County - Improvement of Adult Probation Services - $641,952. Federal Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Funds Derry Township – Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Acquisition - $41,048. Federal Paul Coverdell Science Improvement Funds PA State Police – 2020-21 Drug Expansion, Read more


8/20/20 – Police Reform - Harrisburg

(Aug 20, 2020)

Materials from a joint House Democratic Policy Committee-PA Legislative Black Caucus public hearing in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Patty Kim. Read more


House Democratic Policy Committee, PA Legislative Black Caucus to hold fifth hearing on Police Reform Thursday in Capitol

(Aug 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 18 –State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will hold its fifth hearing Thursday on police reform and community solutions. Requested by state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, HDPC Chairman Sturla and PLBC Chairman Kinsey said this hearing will focus on the Harrisburg region. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Testifiers and members will participate in-person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Brenton Lipscomb, community activist, Black Lives Matter Kevin Dolphin, founder and CEO, Breaking the Chainz Inc. Jonathan Lee, associate professor and professor-in-charge of Criminal Justice Program, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Public Affairs Stephen Bishop, senior associate, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group at The Annie E. Casey Foundation Juan Colon, national director of Opioids and Illegal Drug Solutions, SAS Institute Following the hearing, testimony and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . ### Read more


Kim to hold Community Classroom news conference Monday

(Aug 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, said she will hold a news conference on Community Classroom programs and a new website where parents can sign up to learn more information. The news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at one of the host sites, The Journey Church, 750 S. 29th St . The event will be held outdoors, and masks are required. “My goal is to get the word out to our parents so that they can plan ahead and make the best possible choices for their children,” Kim said. “We are currently accepting volunteers with clearances and firming up our host sites. I urge anyone with questions about the program to reach out to my office or check out the website so that we can make sure our sites are properly equipped and staffed to handle the needs of our students .” Additional speakers will include representatives from the Harrisburg School District, participating host sites such as places of religious worship, the Whitaker Center, and the local Jewish Community Center. For more information, contact Kim’s office at (717) 986-1673. ### Read more


Kim introduces bill to form County Jail Oversight Board in Second- and Third-Class Counties

(Jul 31, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 31 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, is inviting all to attend a news conference Monday where she plans to formally announce her County Jail Oversight Board Reform in Second- and Third-Class Counties legislation. “County jail oversight boards are an important part of ensuring that our prison population is taken care of and moving towards rehabilitation and away from unnecessary punishment,” Kim said. “Our current laws lack the transparency and accountability needed to have a truly successful oversight board. We need more civil servant driven, citizen board members to be given a chance rather than county officials, or individuals that hold public office. Let’s put the community back in the hands of the people who live there.” The news conference takes place at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 in front of Kim’s district office located at 46 Kline Village, 25th and Market St., Harrisburg. Speakers include: Brandon Flood, president of Bro2Go, Inc. John Hargreaves, volunteer director of PA Prison Society. ACLU representative. Kim continued, “the objective here is simple, transparent and independent oversight of our county jails in both second- and third-class counties.” More information is available by contacting Kim’s district office at 717-772-3570. ### Read more


Local Food Pantry Information

(Apr 01, 2020)

ALLISON HILL COMMUNITY MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY Address: The Rock Church, 1501 Market St., Harrisburg Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. BETHANY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE FOOD PANTRY Phone: 717-545-1633 Address: 1605 Parkway West, Harrisburg Serves residents in the 17112-zip code First and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. THE CROSSPOINT FOOD PANTRY Phone: 717-580-1048 Address: 6570 Mifflin Ave., Harrisburg Website: www.xpointumc.org Serves residents in the 17103, 17109 and 17111-zip codes. Open on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. THE CUPBOARD AT CALVARY Phone: 717-545-0021 Address: Calvary United Methodist Church, 4700 Locust Lane, Harrisburg Website: www.calvaryuniteddmethodist.org Serves residents in the 17109, 17111 and 17112-zip codes. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of the month. ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY Phone: 717-233-6889 Address: Messiah Lutheran Church, Sixth and Forster Streets, Harrisburg Website: www.ecumenicalfoodpantry.wordpress.com 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Wednesday when the morning shift closes at 11:30 a.m. GREATER ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Phone: 717-541-0388 Address: 212 N. Progress Read more


Kim reminds Pennsylvanians that hate and discrimination will not be tolerated during the COVID-19 public health crisis

(Mar 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, MARCH 26 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today said she is joining with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to push back on hate crimes and advocate for tolerance during the coronavirus, COVID-19 global pandemic. “I want to thank the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and its executive director, Chad Lassiter, for standing behind our Asian-American community," Kim said. "We want to remind Pennsylvanians that it is unacceptable to tolerate racial slurs, xenophobic attacks and harassment, especially during this global pandemic. It’s wrong to shift blame or accuse Asian-Americans for this crisis. Pathogens do not discriminate. I stand ready to help and protect anyone who is being discriminated against during the COVID-19 crisis. Moving forward, do not hesitate to contact my office for direct assistance and to report these instances of abuse and harassment. We stand united together in our fight against hate.” “In response to the many calls received by both the PHRC and the office of Representative Kim, we want you to know that we are taking those communications and responding as quickly as possible,” said Lassiter. “We are setting up a rapid response system that will allow us to address acts of discrimination in this emergency that are initiated based on the COVID-19 pandemic. PHRC is pleased to be working with Representative Kim and other partners to address unacceptable Read more


Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-profits Facing Economic Losses Related to COVID-19

(Mar 19, 2020)

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits across Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Businesses may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov . Loan applications also can be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster . Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela . Completed applications should be returned to the local DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration Processing and Disbursement Center 14925 Kingsport Road Fort Worth, TX 76155 The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Dec. 21, 2020. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The Read more


Kim announces $303K in PCCD grants

(Mar 11, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 11 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced that $303,156 in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants has been approved for Dauphin County in the form of five separate grants: four Nonprofit Security Grants and one Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. “These grants were highly competitive and I’m beyond excited that this money will be coming to our district as a means to help protect some of our most vulnerable religious communities,” Kim said. “We have seen the tragedies in Pittsburgh and elsewhere across our nation. Hate crimes are still a persistent threat in our society. If we want to make sure patrons of these places of worship and religious schools feel safe, we must provide them with the means to pay for upgraded security. No one should feel threatened while they pray.” The Nonprofit Security Grant amounts for Dauphin County include: Kesher Israel Congregation receiving $150,000; Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy of Harrisburg receiving $25,000; Temple Ohev Sholom receiving $24,929; Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg receiving $24,500. Applicants were eligible for security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of the facilities, including the following: Safety and security planning. Purchase of safety and security equipment. Purchase of security-related technology, which may include, Read more


COVID-19 Coronoavirus Information

(Mar 06, 2020)

The latest news from the PA Health Department on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Read more


January 2020

(Feb 11, 2020)

Rent - $4983.59 Renovations - $99.00 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $572.00 Postage - $618.64 Office Supplies - $27.76 Water Cooler - $7.41 Parking - $3.35 Utilities - $660.27 Moving Expenses - $200.00 Read more


November 2019

(Dec 16, 2019)

District Office Leases - $2621 Steelton Office - $1040 Kline Village Office - $1581 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $261 Mail - $100 Food - $140.95 Office Supplies - $37.39 Water Cooler - $55.55 Parking - $11.85 Utilities - $378.86 Read more


October 2019

(Dec 16, 2019)

District Office Leases - $2621 Steelton Office - $1040 Kline Village Office - $1581 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $332 Mail - $100 Food - $140.95 Office Supplies - $37.39 Water Cooler - $10.58 Parking - $14.05 Utilities - $203.45 Read more


September 2019

(Dec 16, 2019)

District Office Leases - $2621 Steelton Office - $1040 Kline Village Office - $1581 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $332 Mail - $100 Food - $140.95 Office Supplies - $37.39 Water Cooler - $10.58 Parking - $14.05 Utilities - $203.45 Read more


December 2019

(Dec 10, 2019)

Rent - $4983.59 Renovations - $99.00 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $572.00 Postage - $618.64 Office Supplies - $27.76 Water Cooler - $7.41 Parking - $3.35 Utilities - $660.27 Moving Expenses - $200.00 Read more


Kim announces $250K for Reservoir Park in Harrisburg

(Nov 18, 2019)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Patty Kim D-Dauphin www.pahouse.com/Kim Kim announces $250K for Reservoir Park in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced that a $250,000 grant will be awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to rehabilitate and further develop Reservoir Park in the city of Harrisburg. “I’m so happy we get the chance to make real change with this new grant,” Kim said. “This money will be used for ADA access to promote inclusion and integration of public spaces that we can all enjoy. In addition, I look forward to the installation of nature play equipment and safety surfacing. This will ensure that our children get to play and grow up in a safe playground environment.” Rehabilitation and development of Reservoir Park will include construction of pedestrian walkways, installation of nature play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the Read more