Philadelphia Housing Authority

(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

(credit: John McDevitt)

PHA Launches Healthy Eating Program For Low-Income Residents

A pilot healthy eating program was launched today for low income residents of Southwest Philadelphia.

02/03/2011

(file photo)

Philadelphia Housing Authority Moves To Become More Transparent

The Philadelphia Housing Authority, in an effort to be more transparent and accountable, is beefing up two key departments, in an attempt to turn the troubled agency around.

01/30/2011

(New PHA head Michael Kelly.  Photo provided)

New PHA Head Promises More Openness As Probe Moves Ahead

Newly installed PHA chief Michael Kelly says he will meet on February 1st with the inspector-general of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

01/19/2011

TumiBag

PHA Staffers Returning Designer Bags

So far, 13 bags have been returned to the PHA, two others have written checks for the Tumi bags.

01/14/2011

FILE PHOTO

New PHA Boss Orders Staffers To Return Expensive Gifts

The interim executive director of the PHA, Michael Kelly, has sent staffers a memo asking anyone who received the Tumi designer bags to return them.

01/13/2011

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

PHA Moving Forward With New Interim Director

The new interim executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority addresses the public at a ribbon cutting during his first week on the job.

12/10/2010

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