Philadelphia Housing Authority

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

(Credit: CBS3)

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

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at a Wednesday press conference at City Hall.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Under Fire, Councilwoman Blackwell Quits Housing Authority Board

As pressure mounts from federal authorities for change at the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has decided to give up her seat on the PHA board.

03/02/2011

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz at Tuesday's press conference.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Controller Butkovitz Wonders About HUD’s Probe Of PHA

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.

03/01/2011

(The PHA board, last September.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says He’ll Wait For Housing Authority Probe Before Demanding Resignations

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.

02/28/2011

(file photo)

Philadelphia Housing Board Head: We Will NOT Resign

Chairmen and former mayor John F. Street has now released a statement that says members of the PHA will not resign.

02/27/2011

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