Deborah McColloch, Director: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The majority of funding for the City's housing and community development programs is derived from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), an entitlement program administered by HUD. The City applies for this annually. Allocations are linked to the size of the City's population. Combined with the decline in the City's population from 1990 to 2000 and shrinking national resources this amount has declined as follows:
$71.7 million in Year 26
$69.4 million in Year 27
$63.8 million in Year 28
$63.1 million in Year 29
$62.9 million in Year 30
$59.7 million in Year 31
$53.7 million in Year 32
$53.6 million in Year 33
$51.7 million in Year 34
$52.3 million in Year 35
$55.3 million in Year 36
$46.2 million in Year 37

Federal CDBG and HOME
Each year HUD awards the City entitlement funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. These programs limit activities to those benefiting low- and moderate-income persons. CDBG funds support a broad range of affordable housing, economic and community development activities. HOME funds are limited to housing development and rental assistance. The City’s annual Consolidated Plan is the application to HUD for CDBG and HOME funds as well as Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Shelter Grant funds.

Through the Consolidated Plan process, OHCD allocates CDBG, HOME and HOPWA funds to subsidize the development of affordable homeownership and rental housing for low- and moderate-income persons. Projects include the rehabilitation of existing properties (e.g. HRP) and new construction. CDBG- and HOME-funded housing developments can be carried out by for-profit and non-profit developers. Rental development usually is financed in conjunction with the Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Housing for persons with special needs (the mentally ill, persons in recovery, persons with HIV/AIDS, the homeless, disabled persons) usually are financed in conjunction with McKinney Homeless funds and/or the LIHTC. Homeownership housing developments may leverage additional resources through the Federal Home Loan Bank and PHFA’s Homeownership Choice program. Homebuyers or tenants in CDBG- or HOME-funded developments must meet certain income guidelines.
To review the Year 30 Consolidated Plan click here

Development proposal submitted to OHCD or RDA. Selection criteria are described in the Consolidated Plan.
Requests for Proposals for Homeownership, Rental and/or Special-Needs housing development financing are issued periodically.
Contact: 215-686-9774
Deputy Director, OHCD

Federal McKinney Homeless Assistance Program
The City applies annually to HUD for funding available from the McKinney Homeless Assistance Program. This program supports housing development, rental assistance and support services for homeless persons.
Requirements: Development proposal submitted to PRA. Selection criteria are described in the Consolidated Plan.
Timeframe: Requests for Proposals for Special-Needs Housing, including homeless housing, are issued periodically by RDA, OHCD and the Office of Adult Services.
Contact: 215-686-9789
Director, Special-Needs Housing, OHCD

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