Philadelphia Housing Authority Letting Go Of Nearly 15% Of StaffThe head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking what he calls "drastic measures" to close a $20 million budget gap.
PHA Issues Smoking Ban On Many PropertiesThe Philadelphia Housing Authority will no longer allow smoking outside of designated areas in their public housing developments.
Property Seizures, Relocations Expected From PHA's North Philly PlanThe Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to demolish two blighted, high-rise towers in the neighborhood known as Sharswood, and put up townhomes in their place.
PHA Breaks Ground On New Low-Income Housing ComplexPhiladelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.
Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential EvacuationsContractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.
Philadelphia Housing Authority To Lay Off More Than 80 Employees Due To Budget CutsThe agency says it is facing a $32 million cut in federal funding, and since it relies on the Department of Housing and Urban Development for over 90 percent of its funding, it must lay off the 82 employees.
Nominations For New PHA Board SubmittedMayor Nutter and City Council are taking the first steps toward having the city re-gain control of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, which has been run by the feds for nearly two years.
Former PHA Official Charged In Fraud Scheme A former Philadelphia Housing Authority manager allegedly cheated the low-income housing agency for years.
Over 300 Workers To Be Laid Off From Philadelphia Housing AuthorityThe interim chief of the Philadelphia Housing Authority may soon be embroiled in a battle with local trades unions.
Michael Kelly Resigns From Philadelphia Housing Authority After Turning It AroundMichael 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.
Temporary Head Of Philadelphia Housing Authority To Stay PermanentlyMichael Kelly, who replaced embattled PHA Chief Carl Greene last year on a temporary basis, will now stay on permanently.
Small Change In Policy Could Have Big Impact For Philadelphia HomelessA new policy set in motion by PHA head Michael Kelly looks to battle homelessness and urban blight.
HUD Official Begins Role At Helm Of Philadelphia Housing AuthorityEstelle Richman, a onetime Philadelphia health commissioner, city managing director, and state welfare secretary, is now the sole member of the PHA's board.
Philadelphia Housing Authority Board Gives Up Power To Federal GovernmentEstelle 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.
PHA Board Chairman Street Says He Won't ResignGoing into today's Philadelphia Housing Authority board special meeting, the PHA board chairman, former Mayor Street, was giving no indication that he's willing to bail and resign at the request of HUD.