Deborah McColloch, Director: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Contractors
The Compliance Unit
Office of Housing and Community Development
1234 Market Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-683-3001
Lynn T. Newsome, Compliance Director
Stephanie Cunningham
Mary Green
Linda Rodriguez
Email link for questions: Linda Rodriguez

Business Privilege License Information
Go to www.phila.gov/li and click on Licenses, then expand License Forms and click on Business Privilege.

Link to Philadelphia's Office of Economic Opportunity (apply for MBE/WBE/DSBE certification)

Workshops
The Compliance Unit hosts workshops to assist contractors in meeting their minority-, women- and disabled-business contracting and local area hiring responsibilities. Watch this space for advanced notice.

compliance workshop

compliance workshop

COMPLIANCE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Below is a list of Compliance laws and regulations.

  1. Executive Order 14-08
  2. Executive Order 2-05 - states, whereas a recent study of minority and women owned business utilization conducted by the City through DJ. Miller & Associates, Inc. (the Disparity Study) found that less than two percent of Philadelphia’s contract dollars across all categories of City contracting are spent with businesses owned and controlled by minorities or women despite the availability of capable minority and women owned businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region, its intent that the City of Philadelphia create an even playing field which will increase the number of prime contracts awarded by the City to minority , women and disabled owned businesses as well as increase the overall dollar value and percentage participation by those businesses as subcontractors or joint venture partners on all contracts awarded by the city and the City intends that all City employees engaged in the award of City contracts comprehend the City’s policy and mission set forth herein and acknowledge that their job performance will be measured in part by whether they make efforts towards achieving the goals and objectives of this policy.
  3. Governor’s Executive Order 2004-6 - Directs all Commonwealth agencies to achieve an increase in the dollar value and percentage participation by minority and women owned business in contracts awarded by the State
  4. Section 8-200 (2) of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter requires that City contracts contain provisions prohibiting contractors from discriminating against or permitting discrimination against any persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  5. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 - requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low (80%)-or very low (50%) income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. This helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency.

Link to the Federal Executive Order 112246

Policy - Planning Housing - Programs Acquisition/Disposition City Initiatives Financials

Consolidated Plan

Housing Resource Guide

Legal Notices

Press Releases

RFPs

Reports

Affordable Housing

Homeownership Programs

Home Repair Programs

Homes for Sale

Rental Housing

Special-Needs

Acquisition

Vacancy/Disposition

Contact Us

Job Openings

Link to PHDC website

Link to PRA website

Anti-Predatory Lending

Avoid Foreclosure Scams

Foreclosure Prevention

Housing Trust Fund

NACs

NSP

Auditing

HUD

Income Guidelines

Keystone Communities

PHFA

Tax Abatement

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