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.
A Major Neighborhood Transformation Effort Treads Softly On A Community GardenOn a block of North Philadelphia dominated by abandoned houses and litter-strewn lots, the Peace Park was a true oasis.
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.
PHA Breaks Ground On New Low-Income Housing ComplexPhiladelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.
Queen Lane Apartments Gone, But History RemainsThe bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.
Queen Lane High-Rise Imploded To Make Way For More Modern Public HousingThe 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.
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.
Senior Citizens Shut Down City Street To Protest Security Changes At Their ResidenceIt was an unusual protest that shut down North 11th Street between Wallace and Fairmount Avenue on Tuesday. The protestors were using walkers and wheelchairs to block the street.
New Apartments Coming To Strawberry Mansion, Kicking Off PHA Building BoomThe Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.
City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks"This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor," says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. "It's not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It's up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly."
Phila. Lawmakers Announce Plan For Construction of 1,500 Low-Cost HomesCity Council president Darrell Clarke and six other district councilmembers are proposing that the city government borrow $100 million to finance construction of 1,500 new, affordable properties over the next three or four years, mainly in gentrifying neighborhoods.
City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During SummerThe program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.
Philadelphia Housing Authority To Auction Off Unused PropertiesPHA reversed a long-standing policy, almost two years ago, when it decided to dispose of properties that it couldn't afford to renovate. The first two auctions, in the fall of 2011, brought some 500 properties to market.
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.
Tentative Agreement To Settle Federal Lawsuit By Former PHA Head Against Agency The nasty legal fight between fired Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene and the agency is over. They're settling out of court, and will present it to a judge on Monday.