The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is teaming up with several other state agencies to develop a 5-year housing strategy for the poor, elderly and those with learning disabilities

05.24.16 | Bob Price

Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas insists there are "way too many people who are living in nursing homes, state hospitals or state centers for folks with intellectual disabilities and today is about starting a process to change all that."

Brian Hudson is chairman of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. He wants to make "impactful investments in communities."

There are nearly 54,000 Pennsylvanians living in state-run institutions today that could be receiving home-based care.