Ribbon Cutting for St. Raymond's House
A beautiful rehabilitated convent providing 27 homes for the aging population of men and women in shelters opened on September 29. Celebrating the ribbon cutting were, from left, Charles Levesque President Depaul USA,, Deborah McColloch Director OHCD, Father Chris Walsh St. Raymond's parish and Kay Gerhardt, Board Chair Depaul USA.
Homes for Sale
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.
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.
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.
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.”
about the Choice Neighborhoods Transformation Plan.
about the HUD grant award announcement.
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.
OHCD is seeking proposals from experienced social services professionals to plan and direct activities under the People Strategy for the City’s Choice Neighborhood Implementation Plan. The RFP is available at
OHCD Releases September Bulletin
Read articles about the New Kensington Community Development Corporation, housing counselors, our Summer Interns, CPTED, NACs and the Affordable Care Act, the new Land Bank website and how Bike Share is changing how Philly travels.
Cross Greenwich Project Celebrates Homeownership
Happy new homeowners the Sylla Family just bought their Habitat home in South Philly and celebrated with the community on July 22. In addition to a zero-interest mortgage, Aisha and Sekou completed 350 hours of sweat equity work and completed homeowner education courses. Five other new homeowers on Cross and Greenwich Streets bought their homes in the past eight months.