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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.”

Click here for more information about the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan. Click here for more information about the HUD grant award announcement.

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OHCD publishes September Issue of Bulletin

Read articles on the the $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant, CDBG turning 40, the Community Design Collaborative, the sixth anniversary of the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention program, investment in small businesses and neighborhood commercial corridors. Click here to read this issue of Bulletin.



PHDC has an RFQ for the Keystone Communities-Residential Façade Repair Program
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OHCD has one job opening:
Contract Auditor: click here for details and how to apply.

OHCD releases the Year 39 CAPER for public comment
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes how the City of Philadelphia expended federal CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG funds for Year 39 (FY 2014) July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Click here for the report. Click here for how to submit comments. Deadline for comments Sept. 28, 2014.

Anthony Wayne II Senior Housing Celebrates Opening
Anthony Wayne II Senior Housing
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.

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for the story andclick here for 6ABC coverage of the ribbon cutting.

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