Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Assistance Program for Distressed Neighborhoods
WHAT: The House Finance Committee, chaired by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on House Bill 2213, which would increase funding for the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP).

Created in 1967, NAP serves as a resource for nonprofits, businesses and distressed neighborhoods. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of low-income people in distressed neighborhoods by fostering an effective partnership between community-based organizations and the business community.

WHO: O’Neill, House Bill 2213 sponsor Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny), as well as members of the committee. Business and community panel testifiers will include representatives from Tri State Capital, Highmark Health, UPMC Health Plan, Operation Better Block, Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation, City of Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, as well as a NAP community business owner. Testifiers on the legislative panel will include Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Dom Costa (D-Allegheny).

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Goodwill of Southwestern PA/Robert S. Foltz Building
118 52nd St., Pittsburgh

LIVE STREAMING: Barring technical difficulty, this hearing will stream live at, and

Media contact: :  Abbey Haslam, 717.260.6222,
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