Deborah McColloch, Director: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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RFP for Targeted Preservation of Affordable Homeownership Housing Units
OHCD is soliciting proposals to finance the targeted preservation of affordable homeownership housing units that serve low- and moderate-income Philadelphia residents, using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF). This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to assist citywide nonprofit organizations that provide home repair and weatherization assistance programs in targeted blocks throughout the City of Philadelphia. Details. 
Briefing: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1pm
Proposal deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 no later than 4pm

OHCD and Habitat for Humanity celebrate homeownership upon the completion of the Cross Greenwich houses.

On July 22, 2015, the Sylla family received the keys to their new South Philly home from OHCD's Director Deborah McColloch (photo right). Aisha and Sekou Sylla (center) completed 350 hours of sweat equity work on Habitat for Humanity's construction sites and homeowner education courses. The Sylla family and five other families will move into new homes on the 2300 blocks of Cross and Greenwich Streets. Read more . . .

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.

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OHCD Director recognized by NeighborWorks America
Congratulations to our Director, Deborah McColloch, for being recognized by NeighborWorks America for her long commitment to making a significant impact in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia #makingadifference.

Brian Hudson, PHFA (also recognized), and Deborah McColloch

PHDC Job: Administrative Assistant I
PHDC is looking for a self-starter to support the leadership team of PHDC. Work involves areas such as obtaining facts, making evaluations and analyses. Must have the ability to be a quick learner and comprehend functions within the department assigned is a prime requirement. Details

PHDC Job: Housing Rehabilitation Inspector II
PHDC is looking for a self-starter to support PHDC's leadership team.  This is housing rehabilitation work providing assistance to property owners in the rehabilitation of their property to meet code standards.  Details

Philadelphia Land Bank Job: GIS Systems Analyst
The Philadelphia Land Bank is looking for a self-starter to support the Information Systems and Data Analytics departments of the Philadelphia Lank Bank.  Details

OHCD Submits Year 41 Consolidated Plan to HUD

The Year 41 Consolidated Plan is the City’s application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), other federal, state and local resources – including the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF) – that support housing and community and economic development activities in FY 2016. Read the Plan.


Philadelphia Developments Win LIHTC Awards
Governor Wolf and the Philadelphia Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) have announced $10.5 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the construction of 10 affordable housing developments in Philadelphia. Details

OHCD releases 2014 Housing Trust Fund Report

bulletinOHCD 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.


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