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Housing Advisory Board

Overview

In 2015, Philadelphia’s voters created the Housing Advisory Board. The board includes members of the housing, real estate, and lending industries. It also includes relevant government agencies.

The board suggests ways to maintain and increase the supply of housing for all income levels. The board also reviews and provides advice on the Department of Planning and Development’s strategic housing plans.


2024 Meetings

June 12th 2024 at 11 am

September 11th 2024 at 11 am

December 11th 2024 at 11 am

Register in advance for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar Zoom link for this meeting is:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oMzgEI84Q7WLD1_bp1oB6w


Agendas

Housing Advisory Board Agenda

Virtual Meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11am

  • Introductions
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative
    • Turn the Key
    • Rental Improvement Fund
    • Philly First Home
  • Update on Eviction Diversion Program
  • Update on CDBG-DR
  • Update on HOME-ARP
  • Update on Affordable Housing Development RFPs
  • Proposed Annual Action Plan and City Council Approval
  • New Business
    • FY25 Housing Budget Update
    • Appraisal Bias Task Force
  • Next Meeting: September 11th

Video of Meeting

Virtual Meeting: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10am

  • Introductions – John Mondlak, Interim Director for DPD
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative –
  • Update on Turn The Key
  • Update on Eviction Diversion Program
  • Update on Philly First Home Program
  • Update on CDBG-DR
  • Update on Affordable Housing Development RFPs
  • Annual Action Plan Process and Timeline
  • New Business:
    • Mayor’s 100 Day Plan and the Department of Planning & Development
    • Next Meeting: June 12, 2024

Video of meeting

Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 10 am

  • Introductions – Eleanor Sharpe, Interim Director for DPD
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative –
    Update Turn the Key – Ribbon Cutting
  • Update on Eviction Diversion –
    Targeted Eviction Diversion
  • Update on Philly First Home Program
  • Update on CDBG-DR
  • New Business:
    • RFP Awards for Acquisition RPF for Affordable Rental Developments
    • 9% RFP for Affordable Rental, Preservation and Special Needs Housing Projects – Listing of Proposals will be available at the meeting.
    • 4% RFP for Affordable Rental, Preservation and Special Needs Housing Projects – To be released.

Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 10 am.

  1. Introductions – Melissa Long
  2. Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative: Update Turn The Key – Ribbon Cutting
  3. Update on Eviction Diversion: Targeted Financial Assistance
  4. Update on Philly First Home Program
  5. Update on Annual Action Plan and HOME-ARP Plan Submissions
  6. Update on CDBG-DR
  7. New Business:
    Housing Options Grant Program RFP & Awards
    Acquisition RPF for Rental Developments
    Tangled Title Pilot w/NACs
    CAPER Comment Period opens 9/12
    PHDC Housing Fair in October
  8. Next Meeting: December 13th, 2023

Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 10 am.

  • Introductions        
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative – Turn the Key Press Conference Held
  • Update on Eviction Diversion – Targeted Eviction Diversion Rollout
  • Update on Philly First Home Program
  • Awardees for the Affordable Rental Production & Preservation Housing Development RFPs
  • CAPER/Needs Assessment Hearing – March 9, 2023 at 2 pm
  • Next Meeting:  June 14, 2023

Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 4 p.m.

  • Introductions
  • Update on Eviction Diversion
  • Update on Philly First Home Program
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative – Turn the Key Program
  • RFPs for Affordable Rental Production & Preservation Housing Development
  • PHFA Awards for 9% LIHTC Projects
  • Next Meeting:  March 8, 2023

Virtual Meeting of Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10am

  • Introductions
  • Affordable & Special Needs Housing RFP Awards for June 2022 – 9%
  • Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)
  • HUD Award for 2022/2023 (CDBG, HOME, ESG & HOPWA)
  • Update on Rental Assistance – https://phlrentassist.org/dashboard/
  • Update on Eviction Diversion
  • Update on Philly First Home Program (for latest Stats follow this link)
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative
  • Next Meeting:  December 14, 2022

Virtual Meeting of Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 10am

  • Introductions
  • Update on Rental Assistance – https://phlrentassist.org/dashboard/
  • Update on Eviction Diversion
  • Update on Philly First Home Program Portal (Restart May)
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative
  • Turn the Key Program
  • RFPs for Affordable Rental and Special-Needs Housing Development
  • Award for Permanent Homeless Housing RFP
  • Consolidated Plan 2022-26/Annual Action Plan 2023 Update
  • City Council Hearing June 9th – 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Next Meeting:  September 14, 2022

Meeting of March 16, 2022

  • Introductions
  • Update on Rental Assistance
  • Update on Eviction Diversion
  • Update on Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI)
  • Awards for RFPs for Affordable Rental Production and Preservation Housing Projects
  • RFPs for Permanent Homeless Housing – Due March 18th
  • Philly First Home Program with New Portal – Start Date TBD
  • CAPER/Needs Assessment Hearing for Five Year Plan – March 22nd at 2 pm
  • Next Meeting:  June 8th 

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: March 16, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Housing Advisory Board Webinar
Register in advance for this webinar. If you care to register for this meeting contact Mirta Duprey at mirta.duprey@phila.gov
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that the December 2021 meeting was canceled

Meeting of September 8, 2021

  • Introductions
  • HAB Dashboard Update
  • Rental Assistance and Small Landlord Loan Program Update
  • RFP for Affordable Rental Production and Preservation Housing Projects
  • Reimagining Philadelphia
  • Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI)
  • Next Meeting: March 16, 2022

Virtual Meeting of June 9, 2021

Took place on the Zoom platform. Contact Mirta Duprey at mirta.duprey@phila.gov for more information.


Housing Advisory Board members

Name Role Designee
Monica Burch Mortgage Lending Sector
Barbara Capozzi Real Estate Brokerage Sector
Daniel Cortes Not-For-Profit Housing Development Sector
Thomas Earle City-wide Affordable Housing Advocacy Organization
Alba Martinez Commerce Director Karen Fegely
John Mondlak Interim Director of Planning and Development
Greg Hill For-Profit Housing Development Sector
Kelvin Jeremiah Philadelphia Housing Authority Stephanie Pastula
Andrew Goodman City Council Committee
David S. Thomas Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.
Kenyatta Johnson City Council President

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