Deborah McColloch, Director: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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CAPER Hearing
OHCD will conduct a hearing to provide the citizens of Philadelphia with an opportunity to comment on the 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) on
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, 2-6 p.m. Details

RFA: Philadelphia LandCare Program, Community LandCare
This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for all activity under the Community LandCare Component (CLC). Contracts will be managed through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Nonprofits selected will provide cleaning and mowing on unimproved lots in their own communities, keeping them clean from weed and debris. The CLC provides the community with a direct role in the appearance of their neighborhood while creating jobs for community residents. Details
Proposal deadline: December 7, 2015 by 5:00 pm

Orinoka Civic House Breaks Ground in Kensington

PHFA, City officials and New Kensington CDC staff break ground for Orinoka Civic House

Homes for Sale

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.”

Information about the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan.
Information about the HUD grant award announcement.

BenePhilly Get Covered Tour: "Step Up to Sign Up!"
Need Health Insurance? Stop by any of the following locations to learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sign up for Health Insurance that is most affordable for you, and learn about other services for which you may be eligible.

Southwest CDC,Woodland Plaza, 61st and Woodland Avenue 10am-3pm
ACHIEVEability, ACHIEVEability Office, 35 N..60th St. 11am-2pm
Nov. 23rd The Enterprise Center, Walnut Hill Garden, 46th and Market Streets 2pm-5pm
Nov.24th Brewerytown/Sharswood NAC, Athletic Recreation Center, 1400 N. 26th St. 2pm-5pm
Dec.12th New Kensington CDC, Coral Street Arts House, 2400 Coral St. 10am-3pm
Jan. 16th Whitman Council, Ford PAL Center, 609 Snyder Ave. 10am-3pm
Jan.23rd People’s Emergency Center/Mt. Vernon Manor, 4017 Lancaster Ave. 10am-3pm
Jan. 27th Frankford CDC, TBA 10am-3pm
Jan.30th Strawberry Mansion NAC, TBA. TBA

To register, click here

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and
Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

On or about November 30 OHCD will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of HOME funds to support New Courtland Apartments at Allegheny Phase 2. The City of Philadelphia has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Click here for more information, including how to submit comments on the Environmental Review Record. The comment period ends on November 30, 2015.

Ribbon Cutting for Tajdeed Residences

From left: Deborah McColloch of OHCD, Holly Glauser of PHFA, Tom Houlihan of Capital One, Brian Abernathy of PRA, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez 7th District, City of Philadelphia, Marwan Kreidie of Arab-American Development Corporation, Charles Lewis of Conifer Realty, LLC, and Imam Muhammed Shehata of Al-Aqsa Islamc Society

Ribbon Cutting for Ingersoll Commons

From left: Mr. Bundy (Ingersoll homeowner), David La Fontaine of Community Ventures, Ingersoll homeowner, clergy of Mankind Against Poverty Holistic CDC, Mrs. Bundy (Ingersoll homeowner), Ingersoll homeowner, clergy, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Christopher Crockett of Philadelphia Water, Michael DiBerardinis of Parks and Recreation, Sabrina Brooks of PECO and Deborah McColloch of OHCD cut the ribbon for Ingersoll Commons, a new development transforming a formerly vacant lot at 16th and Master Streets with 10 sustainable affordable homes and a vibrant community park.

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