Philadelphia Housing Authority
The mission of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is to provide quality housing to eligible persons, to deliver services efficiently, effectively and with integrity, to educate, advocate and increase opportunities for self-sufficiency for residents, to maintain strong relationships with residents, to contribute to the environment which enhances productivity, promotes respect and builds professionalism and to manage resources effectively. PHA’s Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution which promotes and ensures the institutionalization of Resident Initiatives.
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Moving to Work
In 2002, PHA was designated one of more than 30 local housing authorities to be allowed exceptional flexibility in consolidating programs and in using HUD-funded resources. PHA’s Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program is expected to focus on helping families achieve self-sufficiency and on improving and increasing the stock of quality affordable housing throughout the city. PHA works with HUD on a specific, comprehensive range of activities which assists families in reaching their full potential and promotes the revitalization of neighborhoods where MTW and MTW-eligible families live.
PHA's Homeownership Program provides comprehensive services, including coordination with CDBG-funded housing counseling agencies. Program components now include the 5h program which rehabilitates and sells Scattered Sites properties to residents, the Turnkey III program, a lease-purchase program at Whitman Park and Brown Street Village and the new Section 8 Homeownership demonstration component in which 50 families will be able to use their Section 8 rent subsidy for mortgage payments. To date, more than 250 public and assisted housing residents have purchased properties through the Homeownership Program.
Above the Greater Grays Ferry Estates in South Philadelphia,- previously called Tasker Homes.
The new Cambridge Plaza homes at 10th Street and Girard Avenue.