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(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

PHA Breaks Ground On New Low-Income Housing Complex

Philadelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.

12/18/2014

Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown will be imploded early Saturday morning. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential Evacuations

Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

Housing Authority

Philadelphia Housing Authority To Lay Off More Than 80 Employees Due To Budget Cuts

The agency says it is facing a $32 million cut in federal funding, and since it relies on the Department of Housing and Urban Development for over 90 percent of its funding, it must lay off the 82 employees.

03/22/2013

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash/CBSPhilly.com)

Nominations For New PHA Board Submitted

Mayor Nutter and City Council are taking the first steps toward having the city re-gain control of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, which has been run by the feds for nearly two years.

12/02/2012

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Former PHA Official Charged In Fraud Scheme

A former Philadelphia Housing Authority manager allegedly cheated the low-income housing agency for years.

12/01/2012

(People seeking jobs wait in line to speak to over 60 employers at an employment fair. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Over 300 Workers To Be Laid Off From Philadelphia Housing Authority

The interim chief of the Philadelphia Housing Authority may soon be embroiled in a battle with local trades unions.

08/12/2012

(Estelle Richman, left, with outgoing PHA director Michael Kelly.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Michael Kelly Resigns From Philadelphia Housing Authority After Turning It Around

Michael Kelly had been New York City’s public housing director when federal officials brought him to Philadelphia eighteen months ago, after the ouster of Carl Greene.

06/15/2012

(Estelle Richman, left, with PHA head Michael Kelly, who has agreed to remain on the job. Credit: Mike Dunn)

Temporary Head Of Philadelphia Housing Authority To Stay Permanently

Michael Kelly, who replaced embattled PHA Chief Carl Greene last year on a temporary basis, will now stay on permanently.

08/05/2011

UrbanBlight

Small Change In Policy Could Have Big Impact For Philadelphia Homeless

A new policy set in motion by PHA head Michael Kelly looks to battle homelessness and urban blight.

06/07/2011

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

HUD Official Begins Role At Helm Of Philadelphia Housing Authority

Estelle Richman, a onetime Philadelphia health commissioner, city managing director, and state welfare secretary, is now the sole member of the PHA’s board.

03/25/2011

(John Street (left), HUD Deputy Sec. Ron Sims (middle), and Mayor Nutter (right) at the PHA Announcement Friday. Credit: Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Housing Authority Board Gives Up Power To Federal Government

Estelle Richman, HUD’s Chief Operating Officer, will be the receiver, in effect the PHA board, for one year. She spent time as city managing director during the Street administration.

03/05/2011

PHA board chairman John Street says he has no intention to step down. (by KYW's Steve Tawa)

PHA Board Chairman Street Says He Won’t Resign

Going into today’s Philadelphia Housing Authority board special meeting, the PHA board chairman, former Mayor Street, was giving no indication that he’s willing to bail and resign at the request of HUD.

03/04/2011

The Stigall Show Log 3.2.11

Chris discusses the latest developments from Wisconsin and federal tax dollars that might not be coming to the city. He also talks to Iowa Representative Steve King and Robert Stauffer, who had $1400 returned to him by a homeless man in West Chester.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/02/2011

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz at Tuesday's press conference.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Controller Butkovitz Wonders About HUD’s Probe Of PHA

Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz is quizzical about HUD’s request for the resignation of the entire Philadelphia Housing Authority board, two of whom Butkovitz appointed.

03/01/2011

(The PHA board, last September.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says He’ll Wait For Housing Authority Probe Before Demanding Resignations

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says he wants federal officials to come up with documentation on why the five-member board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority should resign.

02/28/2011

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