Public Housing

(PHA head Kelvin Jeremiah, seated at left of witness table, back to camera, testifies before Philadelphia City Council's "Disabled and Special Needs" Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Advocates Say Philadelphia’s Disabled Population Far Outstripping Available Public Housing

The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority says the need for public housing for the disabled far exceeds the supply, and he is calling on local lawmakers to do more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Queen Lane Apartments (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Queen Lane Apartments Gone, But History Remains

The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.

09/13/2014

(credit: Philadelphia Housing Authority)

Queen Lane High-Rise Imploded To Make Way For More Modern Public Housing

The hulking, high-rise public housing that had been sitting vacant on a Germantown street for three years is now gone. Officials imploded the Queen Lane Apartments Saturday morning.

09/13/2014

(Bill Cosby surprises a dental patient at Drexel University's Family Health Services Center in North Philadelphia.) (credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Bill Cosby Visits Drexel’s Family Health Services Center Ahead Of Expansion

Entertainer Bill Cosby stopped by Drexel University’s 11th Street Family Health Services Center in North Philadelphia on Tuesday.

04/24/2012

(Members of "Act Up" outside Philadelphia City Hall on Thursday.  Photos by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Activists Demand Public Housing For Those With AIDS

A handful of activists conducted a small demonstration on Thursday outside Philadelphia City Hall, demanding that the Nutter administration include money in its upcoming budget for housing those suffering with HIV/AIDS.

02/24/2011

Relating Zip Codes To Achievement

A report released by the Century Foundation, “Housing Policy is School Policy” reinforces the long held belief that where a student lives plays a significant role in academic performance.

11/08/2010