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Philadelphia Plans Low-Income Housing

The Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development seeks proposals to build low- and moderate-income rental units using money from HUD's Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the city's Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

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Proposals Sought For Low-Income Housing

The Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) seeks proposals to build low- and moderate-income rental units using money from HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the city's

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(HUD DUNS PHA) Philly PHA Ordered To Reimburse HUD

With HUD inspector general investigations of the Philadelphia Housing Authority coming to an end, the PHA receives the first department financial sanction for inability to account for private attorney fees. The PHA hired a local law firm to oversee the federal investigators

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(NEWS CAPSULES) Latest News From Coast To Coast

About 85% of homeowners participating in a Philadelphia foreclosure prevention program, which requires a face-to-face meeting with their servicer, have remained in their homes since

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HUD Wants Spending Accountability

HUD asks the Allegheny County (PA) Housing Authority to justify or repay $1.8 million in Public Housing Capital Grant stimulus funding, to reimburse $102,000 for ineligible spending, and to stop drawing grant money erroneously.County officials object to HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) repo...

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Temporary Philly PHA Chief Made Permanent

Michael Kelly, the temporary replacement for ousted Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Carl Greene, is named to the post on a permanent basis. Kelly has been on loan from the New York City Housing Authority since Greene's departure following allegations of sex harassment and questionable spendi...

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(PHA AUDIT FINDINGS) HUD: Philly PHA Overpaid For Shoddy Work

Almost $1 million of federal economic stimulus money can't be accounted following a HUD investigation of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). The audit by HUD's inspector general -- one of several probes of the

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(PHA PROBE) Ex-PHA Chief Wants Probe Secrecy

Former Philadelphia Housing Authority Director Carl Greene asks a federal judge in that city to block HUD's access to information about $38.5 million worth of billings to private law firms. Greene was ousted last September

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(PHILADELPHIA PHA) HUD Begins New Philly Probe)

Philadelphia Housing Authority activities will undergo a third HUD investigation, this time focusing on contracts between PHA officials and contractors hired to renovate public housing with subsidies awarded

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(HOUSING AGENCY FLAP) Lawmaker Enters Housing Agency Fray

U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA) accuses HUD Secy. Shaun Donovan of pointing the blame finger away from the department in the continuing unraveling of corruption at the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA).

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