OHCD Proposes Amendment to Plan
The Office of Housing and Community Development has proposed an to its Year 40 Consolidated Plan to support the development of 63 affordable rental apartments for senior citizens. OHCD is accepting comments on the proposed amendment through June 18, 2015.
Job: Energy Efficiency Specialist
PHDC is looking for an Energy Efficiency Specialist, a self-starter to support the leadership team of PHDC.
Job: Adaptive Modifications Program Manager
PHDC is looking for an experienced program manager to direct the agency’s environmental modifications program for clients with physical disabilities.
Job: Administrative Support Specialist
The Philadelphia Land Bank is looking for a self-starter to support its leadership team with administrative work and analytical services to improve, develop, and maintain operating efficiencies for the Philadelphia Land Bank.
Philadelphia's $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Grant
Philadelphia has been awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant which will support the implementation of a comprehensive affordable housing and economic development strategy to transform North Central Philadelphia from a struggling community to a vibrant, sustainable neighborhood. 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.”
about the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan.
about the HUD grant award announcement.
Year 41 Proposed Consolidated Plan Available
OHCD has transmitted the Year 41 Proposed Consolidated Plan and the ordinance that authorizes it to City Council. Council will be scheduling its hearing on the Plan soon.
Philadelphia Developments Win LIHTC Awards
Gov. Wolf and PHFA have announced $10.5 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the construction of 10 affordable housing developments in Philadelphia.
OHCD releases 2014 Housing Trust Fund Report
OHCD has released the 2014 Housing Trust Fund Report. The report outlines the impact of the Housing Trust Fund in Fiscal Year 2014, including nearly 350 new or rehabilitated homes; more than 130 homes now accessible for people with disabilities; nearly 200 families prevented from experiencing homelessness; and more than 1,000 construction workers employed.
OHCD Releases 2015 Resource Guide
OHCD has released its 2015 Housing Resource Guide, which provides easy-to-find information about housing, emergency shelter and community development resources and programs in Philadelphia.
OHCD Director Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Photo courtesy Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC)
PACDC presented OHCD Director Deborah McColloch with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual gala. The highlight of the presentation was a surprise video appearance in which Mayor Nutter recognized McColloch for her long career promoting affordable housing, community development and neighborhood revitalization.
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