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Neighborhood Advisory Committees

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is soliciting proposals for Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) services. OHCD will select neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations to engage neighborhood residents in activities that promote sustainability, create employment opportunities, enhance neighborhood safety, provide decent and affordable housing and foster residential, community and economic revitalization.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available on this website and at the OHCD reception desk, 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia.

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend a briefing session Wednesday, February 18, at 10 am at OHCD. The briefing room is accessible to persons with disabilities. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015 .

Complete briefing and submission information is available in the RFP.

City of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Office of Housing and Community Development, Deborah McColloch, Director

Grant Applications to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Communities Program

The City of Philadelphia seeks PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities funding to support the following three community development priorities:

  1. Preventing homelessness by keeping people in their homes: 
    The City of Philadelphia seeks funding through the Keystone Communities Accessible Housing Program (AHP) to support its Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP) administered through the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC). This City-wide program is designed to help individuals with permanent physical disabilities live more independently and remain in their homes. Average cost per home in 2012 was $12,900. There is extremely high demand for this program: there are more than 400 disabled residents on the waiting list leaving them without the repairs needed to remain in their homes.

    DCED AHP Request:  up to $600,000
  2. Targeting investments in strategic neighborhoods with regional assets -- educational anchor institutions, access to transit and job centers -- and significant past City and DCED investment.
    These neighborhoods also align with the core goals of HUD’s Choice and Promise Neighborhoods grant programs. The City of Philadelphia is seeking Keystone Communities funding and designation for the North Central Philadelphia and Mantua neighborhoods.

    North Central Philadelphia – Choice Neighborhoods

    The City of Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Temple University and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), recently submitted a grant application for a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant for North Central Philadelphia. Click here to view a map. This grant request supports a wide-range of educational, housing, neighborhood and commercial development projects and programs over five years.

    DCED Request:
    up to $150,000 for residential and commercial façade improvements.

    Mantua – Promise Zone
    The City of Philadelphia in partnership with Drexel University, Mt. Vernon Manor, People’s Emergency Center, LISC, University City District and many others applied for a HUD Promise Zone designation. Designation would position the City and its partners favorably for future federal grants, including the $30 million Promise Neighborhoods. Click here for a map of the Mantua Promise Zone.

    DCED Request:  up to $150,000 for residential and commercial façade improvements.

  3. Targeting investments in traditionally strong and healthy neighborhoods with regional assets but experiencing areas of disinvestment.
    In 2014, the City will target DCED funding to support economic development activities in neighborhoods in the Northwest Philadelphia Commercial Corridors Coalition. Click here to view a map of the northwest commercial corridors. The commercial districts in this district include:
  • Main Street, Manayunk
  • Ridge Avenue, Roxborough
  • Ridge & Midvale Avenues, East Falls
  • Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
  • Germantown Avenue, Mt Airy
  • Germantown & Chelten Avenues, Germantown
  • Ogontz Avenue, West Oak Lane

    These commercial districts support local businesses, create jobs and deliver services to local residents to keep them in Philadelphia with shopping, dining and events.

    DCED Request:
     up to $275,000 for planning grants, commercial façades and marketing/business retention activities and programs in and around the targeted corridors.


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