Mayor Nutter and Dignitaries Celebrate the Opening of the
John C. Anderson Apartments, LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing
A ceremony held on February 24th celebrated the opening of the John C. Anderson Apartments, a pioneering LGBT-friendly, affordable senior housing apartment complex. The ceremony for the dmhFund and Pennrose Properties’ project was attended by
U.S. Senators, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, a number of Pennsylvania congressional members, state representatives and city council members. for details.
Mayor Nutter Signs Legislation Authorizing Creation of Land Bank for Philadelphia
In a January 13, 2014, City Hall ceremony, Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed legislation authorizing the creation of a land bank for Philadelphia. With this legislation, Philadelphia will become the largest city in the U.S. to have a land bank. to read about the land bank and to see more photos from the ceremony.
Mayor Nutter, surrounded by (from left) Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Councilman Curtis Jones, land bank advocate Majeedah Rashid, and prime sponsor of land bank legislation Councilwoman MaríaQuiñones-Sánchez, signs legislation authorizing creation of a land bank.
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PRA Issues RFP for 59th and Market, New West TOD
The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has issued an RFP for developers for a 1.5 acre parcel with frontage on the Market Street corridor. The property is highly transit accessible. for details.
Proposal deadline: by 4pm, April 4, 2014
Free Tax Preparation Sites Now Open
Free tax preparation services to families with income less than $52,000 and individuals with income less than $20,000 are available at community sites around Philadelphia. for more information.
OHCD Releases Winter Issue of Bulletin
Read articles on three housing developments Paseo Verde, Nicetown Court II and Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments, a report on the Green Build Conference, information on the Affordable Care Act and on the Pro Bono Award. for the latest Bulletin.
City applying for Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant
In September, the City of Philadelphia applied to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant. The Transformation Plan presents a balanced approach to neighborhood revitalization by building on and leveraging significant public and private investment occurring within and adjacent to the transformation area. The Plan will preserve and expand the inventory of affordable housing, improve the provision of services and develop and implement strategies to increase the overall quality of life of the neighborhood. For more informationclick here.