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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

(New PHA head Michael Kelly.  Photo provided)

Interim PHA Director Speaks On Michael Kelly’s Affair

Departed Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Michael Kelly has acknowledged having an affair with one of his employees, just days after abruptly leaving the public housing agency.

06/20/2012

(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

Michael Kelly, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority at podium. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

North Philadelphia Community Celebrates Opening Of New Norris Apartments

Community leaders joined residents of a North Philadelphia neighborhood on Thursday to celebrate the arrival of the new Norris Apartments, built by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

05/11/2012

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Philadelphia Officials Commemorate Anniversary of Death of Martin Luther King

Mayor Nutter declared the 12th annual “Human Family Day,” to honor Dr. King’s vision of a colorblind society.

04/04/2012

PHA director Michael Kelly (credit: Pat Loeb)

Going Once, Going Twice: PHA Properties Up For Auction

Some 400 Philadelphia Housing Authority properties are on the block for a first-of-its-kind auction, this afternoon, in Center City.

11/16/2011

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Ethics Commission Launches Investigation Into Former Mayor’s Actions On Philadelphia Housing Authority Board

The state Ethics Commission has launched an investigation of former Mayor John Street’s actions while he served as chairman of the Philadelphia Housing Authority board, which awarded legal work to a law firm that employed Street’s son.

11/05/2011

(John Street, in file photo)

Pa. Ethics Commission Probes Former Mayor Streets Actions As Head Of PHA

The state Ethics Commission has launched an investigation of former Mayor John Street’s actions while he served as chairman of the Philadelphia Housing Authority board, which awarded legal work to a law firm that employed Street’s son.

11/04/2011

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Part 1: The Balkanization of Philadelphia

Think of the most important areas of public life: housing, transportation, education, tourism, budgeting. In Philadelphia, there is no direct, exclusive local control of any of these.

11/04/2011

(Taxicabs at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 4: The Other Side of the Coin

“I don’t think anybody else wanted the task of regulating the taxi industry,” says the owner of a Philadelphia cab company who thinks the Parking Authority is doing a pretty good job of it.

11/04/2011

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