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Philadelphia Housing Authority

(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

file photo (Credit: {Pat Loeb)

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

Housing Authority

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

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

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

PHA director Michael Kelly (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Housing Authority Looks To Auction Off Vacant Property

The Philadelphia Housing Authority is unloading part of its unusually large inventory of vacant property by putting 400 sites up for sale by auction

10/13/2011

(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

(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

Mike McGuire

Firefighter Critically Injured While Battling North Philadelphia Fire

Ten firefighters were injured while battling a high-rise fire in north Philadelphia. Among the most critically injured was 40-year-old Michael McGuire

03/02/2011

Fire

10 Firefighters Injured In North Philadelphia High-Rise Fire

Ten firefighters were injured while battling a high-rise fire in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning. Three residents were also injured in the blaze.

03/02/2011

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