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Philadelphia Land Bank

The Philadelphia Land Bank is a powerful tool to return vacant and tax-delinquent properties to productive use. It will simplify the process of transferring properties from public agencies to private owners. It can also acquire privately owned vacant parcels that are roadblocks to revitalization by foreclosing on them. And the Land Bank’s ability to clear liens from titles will make properties more attractive to potential new owners.

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Office of Homeless Services

Creating policy, planning and coordinating the City’s response to homelessness. We offer a wide array of services including emergency, transitional and supportive housing to individuals, couples and families.

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Fair Housing Commission

Addresses unfair rental practices. A tenant may file a complaint with the Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission if rent is current and the tenant is being threatened with illegal eviction, if a landlord is raising rent while housing code violations exist.

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Housing Development Corporation

Has been serving the housing needs of low and moderate income Philadelphians since 1964, through landownership and house repair programs.

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Office of Property Assessments

The Office of Property Assessment is the City agency whose staff is charged with establishing real property values which serve as the basis for real estate taxes levied by the City of Philadelphia

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Redevelopment Authority

Planning and developing balanced mixed-use communities to create thriving, well-served neighborhoods. We provide the foundations that enable private investors to revitalize neighborhoods.

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Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Formerly the Office of Housing and Community Development, DHCD is the City of Philadelphia's housing policy agency responsible for administering housing and community development programs to benefit low- and moderate-income residents.

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Community Life Improvement Program

Community Life Improvement Program consists of several programs dedicated to improving the appearance of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods through the eradication of blight.

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Housing Authority

Organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of to Pennsylvania develop, acquire, lease and operate low income housing programs for limited income people. Funds to operate and improve residences come from subsidies from US department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Board of Revision of Taxes

Responsible for hearing and deciding all property assessment and valuation appeals.

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Zoning Archive On-line

Providing electronig access to zoning documents.

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Anti-Graffiti Network

Dedicated to the eradication of graffiti vandalism through coordinated efforts of city agencies, business organizations and community groups.

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City Planning Commission

Responsible for guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.

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Fire Department

Serving Philadelphia for nearly 265 years. Look for material for awareness of Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Planning.

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Licenses & Inspections

Responsible for regulating the conduct of businesses and persons by issuing licenses, by conducting inspections, and by enforcing applicable codes and regulations.

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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee

Facilitaing a workable approach to combating neighborhood crime with organized block cleanings. We have grown to be one of the largest volunteer organizations of its kind in the country.

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Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission

Working to reform and modernize Philadelphia's Zoning Code so it is easy to understand, improves the City’s planning process, promotes positive development, and preserves the character of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

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Public Property

Managing the physical infrastructure that supports City government operations. We are responsible for the acquisition, disposition, lease, design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of City properties and the management of the City's municipal radio and switchboard system.

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Records

Ensuring that Philadelphia's municipal records were appropriately controlled and managed. We set ecords management standards and procedures, and manage key records operations.

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Recycling

Helping Philadelphians earn personal rewards just for recycling regularly and right. With the new Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program, powered by RecycleBank, the more you and your neighbors recycle the more rewards points you earn.

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Streets

Responsible for the City’s vast network of streets and roadways. Included among our many duties are the ongoing collection and disposal of residential trash and recyclables, as well as the construction, cleanliness and maintenance of our entire street system.

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