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United Way of Lancaster County


Monday, Jan. 23

Willow Valley Mosaic. (Source: Willow Valley Communities)

• Pandemic mortgage assistance program is stumbling, leaving homeowners in the lurch: Applicants say they’re waiting for months for the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund to process their applications. Part of the problem is mortgage companies which are responding slowly to requests to verify financial data. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Red Rose Transit assesses seating at bus stops: The analysis comes after a local citizen placed chairs at multiple stops to draw attention to the lack of accommodation. (Source: LNP)

• Gov. Shapiro loosens gift ban: The new rules allow government employees to accept promotional items as well as food or drink that costs less than a standard per diem rate, which can range from $13 to $36. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• GoFundMe offsets Millersville U. sophomore’s financial aid loss: Makenzie Wagner, who lost her mother to cancer, had to make up $5,224 in lost state aid. (Source: Fox 43)

• Roundup: 20 residential construction projects planned in, around Lancaster city: All told, they would add about 3,000 new units to the county’s residential stock. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Motive for Monterey Park shooting remains unknown; shooter Huu Can Tran, 72, killed himself in van. (Source: UPI) Democrat Gallego announces run for Sinema’s Senate seat. (Source: NBC News) Spotify joins ranks of tech companies announcing layoffs. (Source: ABC News) FDA considers major shift in Covid strategy. (Source: NPR) Microsoft invests billions in OpenAI. (Source: AP)