Rural PA Housing Boom

Media Advisory: Center for Rural Pennsylvania to
Release Report on 2020 Rural PA Housing Boom

HARRISBURG - The Center for Rural Pennsylvania's Board of Directors will release a report on the housing boom that occurred in rural Pennsylvania counties during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference on Wednesday, October 20 at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

The report presents the results of an analysis of residential property transfer data in Pennsylvania counties from 2019 to 2020, and an in-depth look at residential property transfers in five case study counties: Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna, and Somerset.

The Center's Board of Directors: Senator Gene Yaw, chairman; Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, vice chairman; Dr. Nancy Falvo, Clarion University of Pa., secretary; Stephen M. Brame, Governor's Representative, treasurer; Senator Katie J. Muth; Representative Dan Moul; Richard Esch, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Timothy Kelsey, Pennsylvania State University; Shannon Munro, Pennsylvania College of Technology; Dr. Charles Patterson, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Susan Snelick, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College; and Darrin Youker, Governor's Representative.

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The Center works with the legislature, educators, state and federal executive branch agencies, and national, statewide, regional and local organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve Pennsylvania's nearly 3.4 million rural residents.