HARRISBURG, April 2, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake, Marywood University President Anne Munley and regional housing experts will gather at 9 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Marywood University to work on adopting solutions to affordable housing problems in Northeast Pennsylvania and throughout the state.

Scheduled to appear during the two-hour “Affordable Housing Forum” include:

  • Nichole Bennett, United Neighborhood Centers
  • Athena Aardweg, Self-Determination Housing Project
  • Peg Ruddy, Women’s Resource Center
  • Jesse Ergott, NeighborWorks NEPA
  • Michael Hanley, United Neighborhood Centers
  • Bryce Maretzki, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Cindy Daley, Pennsylvania Housing Alliance

Sen. Blake, who proposed legislation a year ago to finally fund the Statewide Housing Trust Fund (Senate Bill 216), will open the forum following a greeting by Sister Munley. The event is free but has been sold out.

Media coverage is encouraged for this important discussion.

WHAT: Sen. John Blake’s “Affordable Housing Forum”

WHEN: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Friday, April 4

WHERE:Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton