Philadelphia Housing

( Photo by Jim Melwert)

Complaining Homeless Families Never Applied For Shelter, Phila. Official Says

The mayor’s spokesman adds that the shelters — 24 in all — are at capacity.


(Philadelphia housing director Deborah McCollach, left, and US Sen. Robert Casey, right, listen as Mayor Michael Nutter speaks about community development block grant funding on Monday at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Nutter, Sen. Casey Call For Preservation of Community Development Grants

Philadelphia could see more than $36 million in block grant funding hit the chopping block. The Republican-led US House wants to cut block grant funding by 66 percent, but US senator Bob Casey and mayor Michael Nutter hope cooler heads will prevail in the Senate.