Philadelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.
Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.
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.
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.
A former Philadelphia Housing Authority manager allegedly cheated the low-income housing agency for years.
The interim chief of the Philadelphia Housing Authority may soon be embroiled in a battle with local trades unions.
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.
Michael Kelly, who replaced embattled PHA Chief Carl Greene last year on a temporary basis, will now stay on permanently.
A new policy set in motion by PHA head Michael Kelly looks to battle homelessness and urban blight.
Estelle Richman, a onetime Philadelphia health commissioner, city managing director, and state welfare secretary, is now the sole member of the PHA’s board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.