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Philadelphia Housing Authority

(District Council 33 president Pete Matthews, second from right, confers with other union officials following this morning's hearing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks

“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”

07/18/2014

(City councilmembers, union leaders, and others gather in City Council chambers for the housing plan announcement.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Lawmakers Announce Plan For Construction of 1,500 Low-Cost Homes

City Council president Darrell Clarke and six other district councilmembers are proposing that the city government borrow $100 million to finance construction of 1,500 new, affordable properties over the next three or four years, mainly in gentrifying neighborhoods.

03/17/2014

Anne Ayella, assistant director of Nutritional Development Services at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, holds up chicken nuggets, included in one free meal. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During Summer

The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.

06/28/2013

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Philadelphia Housing Authority To Auction Off Unused Properties

PHA reversed a long-standing policy, almost two years ago, when it decided to dispose of properties that it couldn’t afford to renovate. The first two auctions, in the fall of 2011, brought some 500 properties to market.

06/18/2013

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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

(Former PHA head Carl Greene, in file photo)

Tentative Agreement To Settle Federal Lawsuit By Former PHA Head Against Agency

The nasty legal fight between fired Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene and the agency is over. They’re settling out of court, and will present it to a judge on Monday.

02/22/2013

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Trial Involving Fired Philly Housing Czar On Hold

Former Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Carl Greene won’t be back on the stand as planned in a trial over his firing.

02/11/2013

(John Street, left.  File photo by Mike DeNardo.  Carl Greene, right.  File photo by CBS3)

John Street in the Hot Seat as Carl Greene’s Lawsuit Against PHA Plays Out

Greene, the former head of the PHA, is asking for a million dollars in lost salary and benefits, plus damages, for wrongful termination.

01/31/2013

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Former Pa. Governor Rendell Testifies For Fired Housing Director Carl Greene

Plaintiff Carl Greene is seeking nearly $1 million in lost wages and benefits, plus damages, after his 2010 firing from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

01/29/2013

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PHA Residents Upset Over Move Of GED Program

A group of Philadelphia Housing Authority residents were upset Wednesday when they showed up for their normally scheduled GED class at the John F. Street Community Center in North Philadelphia, only to learn it was canceled, and will now be held in South Philadelphia.

01/23/2013

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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

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Plans To Hire New Officers To Patrol Developments

For the first time in 10 years, the Philadelphia Housing Authority plans to hire 50 new police officers to patrol it’s developments.

10/11/2012

(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

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Philadelphia House Members Blast Housing Authority Bill

Some Philadelphia members are up in arms about a bill passed by the state House that they say would create conditions for more problems at the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

06/22/2012

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