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Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 06:22
Policy, Policy
On September 17th the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 1828, saving Philadelphia from the dreaded "Plan C" budget that would have resulted in thousands of lay offs, library and recreation center closures, reduced trash collection, and other cuts. House Bill 1828 allows the city to temporarily
Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:54
Representatives Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz from Philadelphia have signed on as co-sponsors of the Community Regeneration, Sustainability, and Innovation Act of 2009 (HR 932 and S 453).   The bill, which would create a new pilot grant program within HUD to assist cities and metropolitan
Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:00
The Livable Communities Act of 2009 was introduced by Senator Dodd and four other members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee last month. The Act is intended to help towns and regions implement development projects that meet the need for integrated transportation, housing,
Monday, September 21, 2009 - 08:52
Policy, Policy
Senate Passes FY 2010 Transportation / HUD Appropriations Bill, by a 73-25 vote, paving the way for substantial increases in the Community Development Block Grant and other community development-related programs. The $48 billion Senate bill (H.R. 3288) now faces a conference committee discussion
Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:25
PACDC’s Executive Director joined three senior staff from the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and other stakeholders from Pennsylvania for a three-day training led by the Genesee Institute and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government at the end of July.  The training is part of a
Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:24
Housing, Policy, Policy
The Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia has posted an updated listing of approximately 3,400 properties they own on their new web site at  You can search the database and submit an on-line expression of interest form for specific properties you are interested in acquiring. As
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 13:04
PACDC, Policy
PACDC will hold its next  Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 9th at 1:00 p.m.    Featured guest speakers include Andy Frishkoff, Dir. of Neighborhood Economic Development and Joyce Sacco of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Frishkoff will give an overview of the City's new
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:46
PACDC is pursuing implementation of the six-point property acquisition/disposition agenda we developed in consultation with members and other key stakeholders. To download the agenda: The City is moving forward with efforts to address challenges in
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:29
The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has submitted the City’s application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funds through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). NSP is funded through the Housing and Community
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 11:26
Policy, Policy Briefings
Councilman Clarke and DiCicco introduced a bill on December 4, 2008 that would reduce the size of the City’s property tax exemption through the 10 year tax abatement from 100% to 80%. Bill No. 080934, which is co-sponsored by Councilman DiCicco, would amend Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code
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