Malagari applauds funding for Hatfield housing programs

(Jun 29, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 29 – State Rep. Steve Malagari announced today that two projects in Hatfield will receive funding to expand affordable housing for those in need. “Affordable, quality housing is essential for Pennsylvania families to grow and succeed,” said Malagari, D-Montgomery. “This funding will strengthen the institutions in our community that support our citizens facing extraordinary circumstances.” The Susie Clemens House will receive $194,218 to continue the build-out of the Advanced Living Derstine Run community in Hatfield. This project includes adding 60 affordable one-bedroom apartments to the site, 45 of which will serve seniors 55 and older. Fifteen of the apartments will be targeted to adults with disabilities, including developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. Habitat for Humanity Montgomery and Delaware County will receive an additional $200,000, which is needed to complete four homes on Cowpath Road in Hatfield. These homes will be two sets of duplexes that will go to families making less than the average medium income in the area. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund, or PHARE, which was established to provide for the delivery of state and federal funds, as well as funds from other sources, to help create, rehabilitate and support affordable housing for all throughout Read more

 

Malagari stands with striking beer workers

(Jun 23, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, expressed support for the workers of the Delaware Valley Importing Distributors Association, who are demanding better hours, wages and benefits. Malagari previously worked in the wholesale beverage industry and is a past member of Teamsters Local 830, which bolstered the picket line at Penn Beer to back those striking against three large beer distributers across the Delaware Valley. “I am proud to support every working person who is fighting for better wages and working conditions,” Malagari said. “As a former wholesale beverage seller in this area who worked alongside these hardworking Pennsylvanians, this cause is personal to me; workers deserve livable wages and reasonable schedules.” According to Malagari, Teamsters Local 830 is protesting the current work schedules, which require 12-hour days, five to six days a week. In addition to reasonable working hours, the union is negotiating an adequate wage increase that keeps up with inflation, as well as health benefits that cover worker’s families. Malagari said that he will continue to support the union in its efforts, as these workers are the driving force behind the beverage companies’ operations and success. Read more

 

Malagari announces $100,000 in funding for Indian Creek Foundation

(Jun 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – State Rep. Steve Malagari announced today that $100,000 is being awarded to Indian Creek Foundation to support neighbors with special needs who live in Montgomery and Bucks counties. “The availability of quality affordable housing is something that helps families and the economy grow and should be within reach for everyone in every community across the commonwealth,” said Malagari, D-Montgomery. “These dollars will help hundreds of our neighbors who deal with extraordinary circumstances remain independent and homeowners.” Indian Creek Foundation operates 23 residential care homes that serve the daily needs of more than 100 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Many of these individuals also have mobility issues due to aging or physical conditions which severely limit their ability to move freely about their homes for routine activities. This public project will renovate and repair six houses to maintain appropriate living conditions for those with disabilities who desire to maintain their residence. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund, or PHARE, which was established to provide for the delivery of state and federal funds, as well as funds from other sources, to help create, rehabilitate and support affordable housing for all throughout Pennsylvania. More information about the PHARE program can be found on Read more

 

Malagari pleased measure honoring Godshall passed the PA House unanimously

(Jun 08, 2022)

“I’m so pleased language I originally introduced in 2021 has been included in the bill that passed this week to honor former state Representative Robert W. Godshall,” Malagari said. “I am so fortunate to occupy the seat once held by Representative Godshall, and I’ve witnessed firsthand how his life of service continues to have a positive effect on the people and communities in Montgomery County.” Read more

 

Malagari votes for bill that would honor local resident

(Jun 07, 2022)

“I was proud to cast a vote in favor of this bill that will honor an important local resident,” Malagari said. “In a life defined by service to his country and community, after serving as a medical officer during World War I, Dr. Boston founded a hospital in Lansdale –which is now known as the Jefferson Lansdale Hospital – as well as a first aid emergency squad eventually called the Volunteer Medical Service Corps, which remains active in the North Penn region." Read more

 

E-BLAST (June 7): Free shred event Saturday, June 11

(Jun 07, 2022)

It's been an eventful couple of days. Catch up on the latest gatherings and events I attended throughout the community. Read more

 

Malagari to co-host free drive-through shred event June 11 in Hatfield

(Jun 03, 2022)

“I’m excited to be able to team up with Senator Maria Collett to offer this valuable free event for Montgomery County residents,” Malagari said. “We all know how big of an issue identity theft has become, and shred events remain popular with residents hoping to safely dispose of any paper documents that might contain sensitive personal information.” Read more

 

E-BLAST (May 26): The legislation to stop gun violence is there, and the time to act is NOW

(May 26, 2022)

As people, as Americans, as family members and friends, we extend our deepest condolences to those affected by the heartbreaking and horrific events in Uvalde, Texas, this week. Read more

 

Reminder for National Safe Boating Week

(May 20, 2022)

During National Safe Boating Week from May 21-27, boaters are encouraged to have fun and be safe on the water this summer. All boaters should wear a life jacket, never boat while impaired by alcohol or drugs, have a float plan to let someone know where you'll be boating, and check the weather forecast before and during your boating adventure. Read more

 

E-BLAST (May 13): Gov. Wolf visits Lansdale

(May 13, 2022)

This week, Governor Tom Wolf joined me and Senator Maria Collett in Lansdale as we discussed the need to support our most vulnerable neighbors. Read more

 

E-BLAST (April 28): Investments in Franconia, Hatfield, Lansdale

(Apr 28, 2022)

It’s my job to make sure our tax dollars come back to our neighborhoods, and I’m proud to announce some great investments in several community projects. Read more

 

State lawmakers demand action on PA Fertility Act

(Apr 26, 2022)

“I joined my colleagues on the Capitol steps today because we want to make it possible for the 1.5 million people in PA who could use medical assistance to start a family start receiving it,” said Malagari, who counts himself among that number. “If the PA Fertility Act is passed, it would change lives. PA residents could start a family now, without emptying their life savings or risking bankruptcy. Starting a family would no longer depend on how much money you have in your bank account or where you are employed.” Read more

 

Malagari announces $2 million in funding for Souderton Mennonite Homes

(Apr 22, 2022)

“I’m proud to see state dollars headed back to our community for this important project to help renovate living spaces as well as provide more effective common spaces and amenities for residents,” Malagari said. Read more

 

Malagari announces $2.5M in funding for North Penn YMCA

(Apr 22, 2022)

“Working alongside local stakeholders, we were able to see the lack of indoor gymnasium space as well as the potential benefits of providing it for our community,” Malagari said. “After writing a letter of support, detailing the benefits this project could create – including advancing many of the valuable programs already taking place at the North Penn YMCA – I’m pleased to see the state has earmarked funds to make this project a reality.” Read more

 

E-BLAST (April 22): Progress on 309 Connector project

(Apr 22, 2022)

In this week's community update, learn about the latest on the 309 Connector project, how you can get involved in our district, and upcoming events. Read more

 

Malagari announces $1.88M for Liberty Bell Trail improvements

(Apr 20, 2022)

“Our community has the potential to develop one of the most-used and significant multi-use trails in the region, with the ultimate goal of connecting the Liberty Bell Trail to miles of other trails, including the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown,” Malagari said. “The potential for connecting communities and providing walkers, runners and cyclists with the opportunity to add a recreational option in our backyard is the reason I have worked for about two years with local stakeholders on this valuable project.” Read more

 

Malagari announces $24K grant to improve safety, security

(Apr 14, 2022)

“The importance of protecting the religious freedom of people to worship how they wish peacefully in Pennsylvania predates statehood and creation of the United States, going back to the colonial time and William Penn,” Malagari said. “Following the mass shooting that occurred in the state at a synagogue in Squirrel Hill, this grant program was created to help nonprofits and faith-based organizations improve safety and security against acts of hate and violence. Although it’s unfortunate these measures need to be taken, I’m pleased to see funds dedicated to protecting neighbors, friends and loved ones.” Read more

 

E-BLAST (April 7): My office can help with SEPTA Key Senior Cards

(Apr 07, 2022)

In this week's e-blast, find info on how to file your taxes free online as well as information on how my office can help you ride for free with SEPTA Key ID Cards. Read more

 

Malagari to host Real ID Town Hall Thursday

(Mar 21, 2022)

“The pandemic has caused multiple postponements to the enforcement date for Real ID, which has contributed to some confusion,” Malagari said. “We’re hosting this town hall to provide residents the information they need to know if they have a trip planned in the future.” Read more

 

E-BLAST (March 17): Collecting humanity aid for Ukraine

(Mar 17, 2022)

My office is collecting donations to help the Ukraine Humanitarian Aid this week. You can also learn more about my upcoming events. Read more