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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.

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. Click here for the full story.

Homes for Sale click here for Details.

City Proposes Amendments to Consolidated Plan
The City of Philadelphia is providing public notice of two proposed amendments to its Year 40 Consolidated Plan. Amendment #1: Reallocation of funds to support affordable rental, homeownership and special-needs developments. 
Amendment #2: Amended language in the “Selection Criteria for Special-Needs Projects.”
Click here for detailed information about each proposed amendment and how to submit comments, including the deadline for doing so.

OHCD Issues RFP for Targeted Housing Preservation
OHCD is soliciting proposals to finance the targeted preservation of affordable homeownership housing units that serve low- and moderate-income Philadelphia residents, using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund. Click here for the RFP. Proposal Deadline August 6, 2014 by 4pm.

OHCD and PHDC have three job openings
1) Bilingual Administrative/Clerical Support (OHCD), 2) Finance Director (PHDC),
3) Roofing Inspector (PHDC).
Click here for details.

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.

Ingersoll Commons Breaks Ground
Ingersoll Commons Ground Breaking
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. Click here for the story and more photos.

Year 40 Consolidated Plan with HUD
OHCD has transmitted its Year 40 Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Plan details the proposed use of federal CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds, state DCED and Keystone Communities funds, Housing Trust Funds and other resources. To review the Plan click here.

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