OHCD and Habitat for Humanity celebrate homeownership upon the completion of the Cross Greenwich houses.
On July 22, 2015, the Sylla family received the keys to their new South Philly home from OHCD's Director Deborah McColloch (photo right). Aisha and Sekou Sylla (center) completed 350 hours of sweat equity work on Habitat for Humanity's construction sites and homeowner education courses. The Sylla family and five other families will move into new homes on the 2300 blocks of Cross and Greenwich Streets.
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.
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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.
OHCD Submits Year 41 Consolidated Plan to HUD
The Year 41 Consolidated Plan is the City’s application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), other federal, state and local resources – including the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF) – that support housing and community and economic development activities in FY 2016. .
OHCD publishes June Bulletin
Read stories on the Nicetown CDC, the Housing Trust Fund, Workforce Housing, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority's Pay It Forward events and more.
Philadelphia Developments Win LIHTC Awards
Governor Wolf and the Philadelphia Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) have announced $10.5 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the construction of 10 affordable housing developments in Philadelphia.
OHCD releases 2014 Housing Trust Fund Report
OHCD has released the 2014 Housing Trust Fund Report. The report outlines the impact of the Housing Trust Fund in Fiscal Year 2014, including nearly 350 new or rehabilitated homes; more than 130 homes now accessible for people with disabilities; nearly 200 families prevented from experiencing homelessness; and more than 1,000 construction workers employed.