State Rep. Regina Young holds District Appreciation Day

(Jun 02, 2022)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, held a day of gratitude for residents in her legislative district. More than 100 people showed up to the event, which featured opportunities for people to connect with important state government services and benefits. There were also businesses and other agencies there, such as PECO and the Philadelphia Housing Authority, to help community members navigate their way to programs to help improve their quality of life. Constituents also were able to meet Young and her office staff, as Young introduced herself and listened to the concerns of the community. “I want you all to understand that I am not greater, I’m not better, I’m not more important than any of you that are here,” Young said. “We are all created equal, and we’re in this together. Teamwork makes the dream work.” ### Read more

 

Young secures $7 million for FDR Park, Navy Yard projects

(Apr 25, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that her district will receive $7 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants. “I’m ready to put your tax dollars back to work on redevelopment projects that matter deeply to you,” Young said. “I’m most excited about the improvements coming to FDR Park, and with this funding, we are sure to get a state-of-the-art welcome center and over 30 acres of majestic wetlands. In addition, Navy Yard and Philly Shipyard workers should see safety and training facility upgrades to help them feel protected on the job. These improvements will drastically improve many of our daily lives.” The program grants will be distributed to: Fairmount Park Conservancy for Phase II of the Welcome Center at FDR Park. This $2 million project will convert a historic stable and guardhouse into a public-facing welcome center. The 5,500-square-foot guardhouse will be renovated into shared co-working space for community organizations that deliver park programming; the 3,600-square-foot courtyard into a one-stop shop for park users with restrooms, a staffed information center, and equipment rentals; and the 4,000- square-foot stables restored into a cafe and 6,700-square-foot event space overlooking Pattison Lagoon. These include utilities, such as new water, wastewater, electric, and data lines. The City of Read more

 

Young announces $500,000 for Philadelphia International Airport

(Apr 25, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the Philadelphia International Airport will receive $500,000 from the PA Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of baggage tug tunnels for safer, timely and streamlined baggage operations. “PHL is among the very best airports in the United States, and I’m working to keep it that way,” Young said. “Any way that we can help make sure everyone saves time at the airport means we are saving money as well. These upgrades will provide efficiencies to make sure everyone receives the correct baggage on time, giving employees and customers less headaches.” The project is part of $10 million awarded from the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. Pennsylvania has 121 public-use aviation facilities including airports, heliports and seaplane bases, and these new investments will expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities statewide. More information is available by contacting Young’s district office at 215-952-3376 or visit the PennDOT website : https://www.penndot.pa.gov/Doing-Business/Aviation/Pages/default.aspx . ### Read more

 

Young announces almost $1M for safe pedestrian and bicycle paths

(Apr 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will be receiving $990,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for Surface Transportation Block Grants. These funds are to be used to improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility across the state. “As we work to improve FDR Park, we need to also make sure the surrounding area keeps up with these enhancements,” Young said. “This money is going to help our neighbors get from A to B in the most efficient way possible and provide much needed safety improvements and guidance to local schools.” The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission secured $540,000 to help the City of Philadelphia Streets Department improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Navy Yard by installing a shared-use side path along the western side of South Broad Street from FDR Park to the Navy Yard. In addition, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has secured another $450,000 to help the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability, in partnership with the Streets Department, to provide a pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum to local middle schools; develop a bicycle and pedestrian safety learning e-module for students; create conceptual design plans that create slow zones around schools; Read more

 

Shen Yun Performing Arts Interview

(Feb 25, 2022)

Last Saturday, I presented a citation honoring Shen Yun Performing Arts for their contributions to cultural renewal and the arts. This organization is a United States-based, non-profit, performing arts and entertainment company that tours internationally, producing dance performances and symphony concerts. It is operated by the Falun Gong new religious movement. Shen Yun is composed of seven performing arts companies, with a total of approximately 480 performers. Read more

 

Energy Conservation Workshop!

(Feb 24, 2022)

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Feb. 24: Energy Conservation Workshop

(Feb 04, 2022)

If you have ever wondered how to save more on energy costs during the winter, join my office for an Energy Conservation Workshop to be held on Feb. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call 215-952-3376 to register. Read more

 

Pa. Grant and Resources Directory 2020-2021

(Jan 27, 2022)

Here you can find all of the Pa. state grants and resources available as of 2020-21. Read more

 

Policy Committee explores wrongful imprisonment in Pennsylvania

(Jan 19, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee's Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People explored exonerations in Pennsylvania and steps the legislature can take to support those who have been wrongly incarcerated by the criminal justice system. Read more

 

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events

(Jan 06, 2022)

I will be co-hosting an Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Mobile Office on January 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are having any trouble staying in your home or paying your rent, you are invited to learn more about how we can keep you in your home. Read more

 

Major Grant Awarded for Improvements at FDR Park

(Dec 30, 2021)

Rep. Regina Young, D-Philadelphia/Delaware, announces $500,000 has been awarded through a grant from the Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources to improve accessibility and safety in FDR Park, a huge tourism and recreational asset for the region. Read more

 

Young: Happy Holidays and Prosperous New Year!

(Dec 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Regina Young wishes you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous New Year. Read more

 

State Funding Informational Session

(Dec 14, 2021)

Want to know how to apply and what steps you need to take to receive the funds? For more information and to RSVP to the next event, call (215) 952-3376. Read more

 

Young hosts School Lunch and Interview event in partnership with McDonald’s

(Dec 08, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, held a School Lunch and Interview event with youth from John Bartram High School in partnership with McDonald’s. “Seven students were hired on the spot and several more received calls the next day for job offers,” said Young. “For most of these kids, this is their first job opportunity and first time receiving a job interview. For some, it can even be an opportunity to help provide at home. It was great to see the principal and leadership team of the neighborhood school district out in support. Many of these students are at-risk youth, impacted by gun violence daily, and I am thrilled to see them getting an opportunity to grow and develop.” Young partnered with local team members from McDonald’s, community partners, school districts, and government officials from all levels of government. The goal of the event was for students to learn more about what employers are looking for in customer service jobs and the career paths that can come from these opportunities. For more information, contact Young’s district office at (215) 952-3376. ### Read more

 

Delaware County elected officials applaud $4.6 million in funding for county’s 911 system

(Dec 07, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6– State representatives and senators from Delaware County announced today a $4,561,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to improve the county’s aging 911 system. Through bipartisan and bicameral efforts, elected officials helped secure funding to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will redevelop existing sites and add additional sites to ensure no loss of communication. It includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions, and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens and first responders, as well as with surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. “This strategic investment in Delaware County’s emergency response infrastructure will ensure that communities like Darby and Yeadon will be better positioned to respond when our neighbors need help and keep the community safe,” said House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. “Upgrading Delco’s 911 system was an initiative that received bipartisan support from lawmakers throughout the county. This project serves as a great example of what we can accomplish when we work together – we were able to bring over $4 million home,” said Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, who Read more

 

Young to host School Luncheon and Interview event in partnership with McDonald's

(Dec 01, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, will be holding a School Lunch and Interview event with youth from John Bartram High School in partnership with McDonald’s. The event is to be held on at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at the McDonalds at 7700, Island Ave., Philadelphia. The goal is for students to learn more about what employers are looking for in customer service jobs and the career paths that can come from these opportunities. Principals, counselors and other officials from John Bartram High School have been invited to attend. A presentation from McDonald’s corporate office is expected. For more information, contact Young’s district office at 215-952-3376. ### Read more

 

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events

(Nov 30, 2021)

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events will be co-hosted by State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, State Rep. Joanna McClinton, and State Rep. Regina Young Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more. Read more

 

Young announces over $1M in CFA Multimodal and Act 13 Funds

(Nov 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the Philadelphia International Airport and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will receive a total of $1.05 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal Transportation and Act 13 funds. “I’m thrilled to see this needed boost coming to the City of Philadelphia,” Young said. “Infrastructure and investments in open green spaces attract more people to the area and provide those living in the community with a better place to raise a family. I will continue working to bring state dollars and investments to the area to improve infrastructure at every level.” The City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce, Division of Aviation was awarded $1 million for Phase 2 of its improvement project that will revitalize a critical asset crucial to the baggage operation system of the Philadelphia International Airport. Phase 2 includes structural improvements, new guide rail installation, LED lighting and electrical upgrades, signage, improved water mitigation, upgraded ventilation, and a replacement of the fire suppression system in the C/D tunnels. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation was awarded $50,000 to design a trail extension that would be a part of Cobbs Creek Connector Trail. The trail will serve as a critical link from a school and recreation center, a residential neighborhood, and Island Avenue. The proposed Segment B2 will Read more

 

Young seeks to ease burden on local election officials, fights against voter suppression through new legislation

(Nov 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 8 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, plans to introduce legislation that would combat voter suppression and make Pennsylvania elections more efficient for local election workers. Part of Young’s legislation would deal with mail-in ballots, allowing them to be counted up to 21 days before an election and requiring that the counting process start within seven days of an election. The existing election guidelines forbid any vote counting earlier than Election Day. “Mail-in voting has become incredibly popular and our election policy needs to reflect that,” Young said. “This legislation would lessen the massive burden county election workers currently face on Election Day and yield accurate election results faster.” The new legislation from Young would also give voters a chance to prove their identity if their ballot is denied because of a mismatched signature. “I refuse to allow votes to be silenced because of signature variances,” Young said. “Our election officials do a fantastic job – but they are not trained handwriting experts. If two signatures don’t match up, the voter must be notified and allowed to affirm their signature.” Under current election policy, mail-in ballots that show a signature inconsistency are immediately rejected without any notice or appeal offered to the elector. “As an elected official, it is my duty to continue the fight to eliminate Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Nov 04, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at www.compass.state.pa.us . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more