The $30-million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will bring 300 new or renovated homes to a half-square mile around Temple University.
“Currently, there are no leased minivans or cargo vans in the fleet,” the ad says, but “presently, there are not sufficient capital funds to purchase new equipment.”
It’s part of an overall $25 million effort to improve the appearance — not to mention accessibility — of some major thoroughfares through the city.
Philadelphia’s firefighting efforts are getting a little help from Washington.
The fire departments in Atlantic City and Camden are getting federal money that could be used to hire back laid-off firefighters.