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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 14:39
Land Use, News Room, Policy
After four years of hard work and a civic engagement process that is unparalleled in other cities, the Zoning Code Commission voted 22 to 0 on May 11th to send the Preliminary Report for a new zoning code to City Council.  Seven commission members abstained, including Councilmen Bill Green
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:54
Policy, Policy Briefings
The State House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation sponsored by Representative John Taylor to authorize the City of Philadelphia to increase funding for the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund.  The bill has been referred to the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:52
Policy
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the State of Pennsylvania’s bid to administer HUD’s Emergency Homeowner Loan Program (EHLP), a bridge loan program designed to help unemployed families pay their mortgages.  HUD determined Pennsylvania’s
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:23
Policy
The U.S. Congress passed, and the President signed, a Continuing Resolution on April 15th that will fund the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011, which runs through September 30, 2011. Funding for several federal housing programs were cut substantially (although in some cases less than
Monday, May 9, 2011 - 15:48
General, Policy
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is extending the schedule for the release of the Citywide Vision component of "Philadelphia2035:   The Comprehensive Plan." The schedule is being extended to incorporate comments received from citizens, community associations, and other
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 17:01
Paul Vernon, Director of Planning and Urban Design at PACDC member organization KSK Architects, recently co-authored a report on best practices and design guidelines for housing for the mentally ill. Envisioning Living Environments for People with Mental Illness was supported by the Margaret Clark
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 14:59
Evidence Matters is a new publication from HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research that highlights the policy-relevant research that informs their work. The basic idea behind the quarterly is to showcase the actual data behind HUD's increased use of evidence-based policymaking. Though
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 16:00
Hot Topics, News Room, Policy
 …Pat Toomey and your representatives how important Community Development Block Grant funds are to you, and also THANK Senator Casey for his strong support.   Why?   Under the FY2011 budget proposal passed by the US House of Representatives last month which
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 15:45
 Regional Housing Legal Services, PACDC and the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund Oversight Board called on the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia in 2010 to change their policy regarding how they structure financing for preservation investments in existing affordable rental housing
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 15:37
Policy
State Representative John Taylor re-introduced state authorizing legislation (HB 639) on February 14th that would allow the City of Philadelphia to increase funding for the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund by $4 million per year to better address local housing needs. The state authorizing
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