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Land Bank Releases Strategic Plan


The Philadelphia Land Bank has released its draft Year One Strategic Plan. The Plan is a blueprint for returning vacant and tax delinquent properties to productive reuse. For more information on the Philadelphia Land Bank and to review its Strategic Plan click here.

Philadelphia wins $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Grant

Mayor Michael A. Nutter celebrates the awarding of a HUD $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant for Philadelphia.

On June 30 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Philadelphia has been awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant. The grant will support the implementation of the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan, a comprehensive affordable housing and economic development strategy to transform North Central Philadelphia from a struggling community to a vibrant, sustainable neighborhood. Accepting the grant for the City, Mayor Michael A. Nutter said, “This grant is critical to our comprehensive revitalization strategy – it will help us to address many of the serious challenges facing this community: poverty, unemployment, poor educational attainment and decreased opportunities for residents.”

Click here for more information about the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan. Click here for more information about the HUD grant award announcement.

Homes for Sale click here for details

OHCD Advertises Two Amendments to its Year 40 Consolidated Plan
In conformance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the City of Philadelphia is providing public notice of two proposed amendments to its Year 40 Consolidated Plan. For details click here.

OHCD has two Request For Proposals (RFPs):
1) Affordable Rental Housing
OHCD is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households. This RFP is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects and is limited to those that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

2) Affordable Rental Housing Special Needs
OHCD is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households with special needs. This RFP is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects and is limited to those that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

Proposal Briefing Session for both RFPs is Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m.
REVISED Proposal Deadline for both RFPs is Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 by 4 p.m.

For the RFPs click here, for the legal notice click here.

OHCD publishes September Issue of Bulletin

Read articles on the the $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant, CDBG turning 40, the Community Design Collaborative, the sixth anniversary of the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention program, investment in small businesses and neighborhood commercial corridors. Click here to read this issue of Bulletin.

 

 

Anthony Wayne II Senior Housing Celebrates Opening
Anthony Wayne II Senior Housing
OHCD Director Deborah McColloch (left) and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (center) joined the Altman Group to celebrate the ribboncutting of Anthony Wayne II, a new senior housing development.

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for the story andclick here for 6ABC coverage of the ribbon cutting.

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