Philadelphia Housing Authority
The Philadelphia Housing Authority will no longer allow smoking outside of designated areas in their public housing developments.
It’s the first housing construction project the agency has done in more than three years.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to demolish two blighted, high-rise towers in the neighborhood known as Sharswood, and put up townhomes in their place.
On a block of North Philadelphia dominated by abandoned houses and litter-strewn lots, the Peace Park was a true oasis.
The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority says the need for public housing for the disabled far exceeds the supply, and he is calling on local lawmakers to do more.
Philadelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.
The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.
The hulking, high-rise public housing that had been sitting vacant on a Germantown street for three years is now gone. Officials imploded the Queen Lane Apartments Saturday morning.
Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.
It was an unusual protest that shut down North 11th Street between Wallace and Fairmount Avenue on Tuesday. The protestors were using walkers and wheelchairs to block the street.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.
“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.”
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.
The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.
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.