Philadelphia wins $30 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Grant
Mayor Michael A. Nutter celebrates the awarding of a HUD $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant for Philadelphia.
On June 30 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Philadelphia has been awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant. The grant will support the implementation of the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan, a comprehensive affordable housing and economic development strategy to transform North Central Philadelphia from a struggling community to a vibrant, sustainable neighborhood. Accepting the grant for the City, 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.”
for more information about the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan. for more information about the HUD grant award announcement.
Six Years of the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program
On June 9, the City of Philadelphia’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program marked the program’s sixth anniversary. To date the Program has saved 7,495 homes from foreclosure. for the full story.
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OHCD Hosts Six Interns for Summer
From left, back row: Harry Morgan, Norman Williams, Ifeanyichukwu Eze;
front row: Emily Aguiar, Davis Berlind, Megan Zak
This summer OHCD has had the privilege of employing six high school and college interns. for their story.
Anthony Wayne II Senior Housing Celebrates Opening
OHCD Director Deborah McColloch (left) and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (center) joined the Altman Group to celebrate the ribboncutting of Anthony Wayne II, a new senior housing development. for the story and for 6ABC coverage of the ribbon cutting.
Ingersoll Commons Breaks Ground
Mayor Michael Nutter, City Officials, Community Ventures and community members gathered for the groundbreaking of Ingersoll Commons, a unique affordable housing complex with 10 energy sustainable homes and a new City park. The development includes an innovative stormwater management system. for the story and more photos.