Lots of news all around on this. Try either Bond Buyer: Harrisburg Enters Pennsylvania’s Act 47 Program
or Bloomberg: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Declared ‘Distressed’
Kind of a metaphysical question what defines ‘distress’ for a municipality. In the census data dump yesterday Braddock, PA is showing a 35% housing vacancy rate. That would be distress and a big jump from the 28% that the 2000 data was showing, as inconceivable as that was. So Act 47 has done wonders for Braddock. I really have to wonder if that is not the highest incidence of housing vacancy for a municipality anywhere in the nation. Other than Centralia of course, but they at least have this excuse that the state has ordered the town fully evacuated.