Pa. Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty received free home repairs paid for by brother’s union, witnesses says at trial

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty received $7,500 of free home repairs paid for by the union his brother, John Dougherty, led for nearly 30 years, a witness in the former labor leader’s trial testified Tuesday.

That witness — general contractor Anthony Massa, the only one of John Dougherty’s codefendants to agree to testify against him — told a federal jury he oversaw drywall and painting work completed over seven days in 2011 at Kevin Dougherty’s Northeast Philadelphia home.

But when it came time to settle up accounts, he said, he billed Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical

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Here’s how Montgomery County residents can apply for free home repairs

A critical home repair program is offering federal money to help fix Montgomery County houses in dire need for free, with up to $25,000 available on each repair and no strings attached for those that qualify.

The program is using $3 million in federal funds from American Rescue Plan Act to renovate about 200 homes in Montgomery County, said Timothey Fletcher, the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission Critical Home Repair Program manager.

“What we’re trying to do is give someone basic shelter,” Fletcher said. “… This money is without strings.”

Officials can spend up to $25,000 on each

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New Law Gives You $8,000 for Free To Make These 5 Home Renovations

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Are you considering some home renovations for summer? If you approach your next remodeling project with an eye on sustainability, you may be able to reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs while getting money back from the federal government.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 offers more than $8,000 in tax credits or rebates when you make specific energy improvements to your home.


You can save as much as 15% on your home heating and cooling costs with the addition of insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces and basement rim

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How to Learn DIY Home Repair Skills for Free

Buying a house is an expensive endeavor. You might spend years saving for a down payment to earn the pleasure of paying a mortgage, property taxes and homeowners insurance each month. But the final price can get even higher — significantly higher — when you factor in the maintenance and repair work that a house needs over time.

An easy way to save money is to tackle repairs around the house yourself. Some projects are easier than others, and there’s definitely a learning curve for novice handypeople. But the numbers don’t lie: You’ll save much money by tackling DIY home

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Operation Home Rescue offers free home repair to Clark County veterans

Linnea and Loren Kurtz describe themselves as helpers. Over the years, the couple have adopted numerous dogs, cats and birds from rescue shelters and helped raise several children in foster care.

The two have lived in their Vancouver home for more than 15 years, since they moved to take care of Linnea Kurtz’s parents. Loren Kurtz served in the National Guard following high school, and both of them worked in social services for many years.

But following medical complications in recent years, the couple realized that asking for help might be the only way to save their house from falling

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