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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:44
The City of Philadelphia Departments of Streets and License & Inspection have implemented a dumpster license fee and medallion program. The program addresses those businesses that currently have refuse or recyclable materials picked up by a private hauler. Please take the opportunity to
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 12:18
Housing, Policy, Policy, Resources
Local and State Housing Trust Funds Advance, but Still Need Push at State Level The collaborative efforts of a broad coalition of advocates led by PACDC locally and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania at the state level have worked to advance increased funds for Philadelphia’s Housing Trust Fund
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 07:54
On January 25th, 2010, the Nutter Administration released the “Philadelphia’s Development Permit Review Process: Recommendations for Reform” report on the City’s development permitting process review project. The goals of this endeavor are as follows: a. yield a quicker and more efficient
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:01
Housing, Policy, Policy
Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer has an excellent editorial on the case to increase funding for the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (see below). A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. on a City Council ordinance introduced by Councilman Clarke to achieve this. The Philadelphia
Friday, December 4, 2009 - 09:04
Policy, Policy
On December 3rd, the City Council Committee on Environment vote to pass 6-0 an amended version of the LEED Certification Bill No. 080025. The amended version of the bill requires LEED green building standards apply only to the City’s major public works projects.  As introduced by Councilmember At-
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 - 10:00
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
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