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Office of Housing and Community Development
Amendment to the Consolidated Plan

In conformance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the City of Philadelphia intends to reallocate funds as follows:

  Home 38
Current Allocation
Neighborhood-Based Homeownership U/A*

$1,000,000

Total Current Allocation

$1,000,000

Reallocation
New Construction: Queen-McKean**

$160,000

Remaining Balance:
Neighborhood-Based Homeownership U/A*

$840,000

Total Reallocation

$1,000,000

* Definitions: U/A Unallocated
** To Cover the new construction costs to develop four new affordable homeownership units for sale at 5234-38 McKean St. The developer and project owner is Habitat for Humanity

Citizens wishing to comment on the proposed allocations should submit their comments in writing to:

Paul D. Chrystie, Director of Communications
The Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD)
17th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The City will proceed with the adoption of the proposal without further notification provided that no comments are received by Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The finalized notice can be obtained by contracting OHCD at the above address.

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

Office of Housing and Community Development
Public Hearing

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) will accept comments on the Year 40 Preliminary Consolidated Plan (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015) for the proposed utilization of federal funds through the:

  • Community Development Block Grant ($39.309 million),
  • HOME ($8.947 million),
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) ($9.465 million), and
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) ($3.254 million). 
  • Funding amounts from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are not yet known.

You may submit signed, written comments which must be received by OHCD no later than Friday, May 2, 2014. Please forward comments to:

OHCD Dept. of Communications
1234 Market St., 17th floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
paul.chrystie@phila.gov
FAX: 215-686-9801
RE: Hearing on Year 40 Preliminary Consolidated  Plan 

Copies of the Year 40 Preliminary Consolidated Plan are available on line at www.phila.gov/ohcd. (Click here) Copies are also available for citizen review in the Government Publications department of the Central, South, West Regional, Northwest Regional and Northeast Regional branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Copies are also available at the above address.

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

Amendment to CDBG Year 39 Consolidated Plan
Notice of Finalized Amendment

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 that it has finalized the following amendment to its Year 39 Consolidated Plan.

The City has amended its Plan by making the following allocations of Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds:

  • $58,000 to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania as a subrecipient to conduct a housing needs assessment for persons with HIV/AIDS living in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.
  • $17,000 to Steven Metraux as a vendor to provide technical assistance for the development of a housing needs assessment for persons with HIV/AIDS living in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

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