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Office of Housing and Community Development
Year 39 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) (Fiscal Year 2014)

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has prepared the Year 39 CAPER (Fiscal Year 2014). This report describes how the City of Philadelphia expended its resources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant, federal HOME funds, Emergency Solutions Grant and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds and from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development funds for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

The CAPER is available on this website. Click here. Copies of the CAPER are also available for citizen review in the Government Publications departments of the Central, Fumo Family, Northeast Regional, Northwest Regional and West Regional branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia. A limited number of copies of the CAPER are also available at:

Office of Housing and Community Development, Department of Communications,
1234 Market St., 17th floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19107.

A copy of the Summary of Accomplishments Report and of the CAPER of the federal CPD Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) are available for review only in OHCD’s offices. Call 215-686-9787 for details.

Send comments to OHCD at or at the above address by Sept. 28, 2014.

City of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp., Michael Koonce, Executive Vice President

Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
General and Specialty Contractors

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) is seeking qualified general and specialty contractors, licensed by the City of Philadelphia, to perform residential repairs for the Keystone Communities-Residential Façade Repair Program (KC-RFRP).  The KC-RFRP will provide approximately 90 major system repairs, including plumbing; heating; asbestos removal related to heating; roofing; electrical; structural conditions that pose dangers to the occupants; and building façade improvements.  Repairs are provided for low-income Philadelphians in the Choice Neighborhoods North Central target area.  Services will be provided for a period of up to 15 months, beginning October 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2015.

Click here for qualifications packages.  Qualifications packages are also available between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, at PHDC’s 17th Floor Central Intake Reception Desk, 1234 Market Street. 

Contractors are strongly urged to attend an RFQ briefing session to be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 15, in PHDC’s Boardroom, 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia.

Qualifications packages are due by 4:30 PM, Thursday, September 18, 2014.  Absolutely no proposals will be accepted after that time. 
Direct all proposals, as well as any questions, to:

Guy Porcella, Deputy Director
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.
1234 Market St., 17th floor, Philadelphia PA 19107

Notice is hereby given that this is a federally assisted project that is subject to compliance with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended.  In addition, local Executive Order 3-12 requirements for MBE/WBE/DBE participation, Chapter 17-900 Neighborhood Benefit Strategy requirements for local project area employment and contracting commitments, and Chapter 17-1000 Employment of Low and Moderate Income Persons By City Contractors requirements apply.  PHDC strongly recommends that all bidders familiarize themselves with EEO program requirements.  Additional details may be obtained by contacting Lynn Newsome, Director of Compliance, Office of Housing and Community Development at (215) 683-3006.

City of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp., Michael Koonce, Executive Vice President

Grant Applications to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Communities Program

The City of Philadelphia seeks PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities funding to support the following three community development priorities:

  1. Preventing homelessness by keeping people in their homes: 
    The City of Philadelphia seeks funding through the Keystone Communities Accessible Housing Program (AHP) to support its Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP) administered through the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC). This City-wide program is designed to help individuals with permanent physical disabilities live more independently and remain in their homes. Average cost per home in 2012 was $12,900. There is extremely high demand for this program: there are more than 400 disabled residents on the waiting list leaving them without the repairs needed to remain in their homes.

    DCED AHP Request:  up to $600,000
  2. Targeting investments in strategic neighborhoods with regional assets -- educational anchor institutions, access to transit and job centers -- and significant past City and DCED investment.
    These neighborhoods also align with the core goals of HUD’s Choice and Promise Neighborhoods grant programs. The City of Philadelphia is seeking Keystone Communities funding and designation for the North Central Philadelphia and Mantua neighborhoods.

    North Central Philadelphia – Choice Neighborhoods

    The City of Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Temple University and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), recently submitted a grant application for a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant for North Central Philadelphia. Click here to view a map. This grant request supports a wide-range of educational, housing, neighborhood and commercial development projects and programs over five years.

    DCED Request:
    up to $150,000 for residential and commercial façade improvements.

    Mantua – Promise Zone
    The City of Philadelphia in partnership with Drexel University, Mt. Vernon Manor, People’s Emergency Center, LISC, University City District and many others applied for a HUD Promise Zone designation. Designation would position the City and its partners favorably for future federal grants, including the $30 million Promise Neighborhoods. Click here for a map of the Mantua Promise Zone.

    DCED Request:  up to $150,000 for residential and commercial façade improvements.

  3. Targeting investments in traditionally strong and healthy neighborhoods with regional assets but experiencing areas of disinvestment.
    In 2014, the City will target DCED funding to support economic development activities in neighborhoods in the Northwest Philadelphia Commercial Corridors Coalition. Click here to view a map of the northwest commercial corridors. The commercial districts in this district include:
  • Main Street, Manayunk
  • Ridge Avenue, Roxborough
  • Ridge & Midvale Avenues, East Falls
  • Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
  • Germantown Avenue, Mt Airy
  • Germantown & Chelten Avenues, Germantown
  • Ogontz Avenue, West Oak Lane

    These commercial districts support local businesses, create jobs and deliver services to local residents to keep them in Philadelphia with shopping, dining and events.

    DCED Request:
     up to $275,000 for planning grants, commercial façades and marketing/business retention activities and programs in and around the targeted corridors.


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