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[NEWS] Philly Housing Authority to increase units via partnerships

 

The landscape of public housing in Philadelphia dramatically changed in the last decade, as decrepit high-rise projects were demolished and replaced with more appealing new homes.

But the rate of replacement housing never kept pace with the number of eliminated units.

The pressure to fill the supply gap of affordable housing is prompting the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to launch an ambitious plan for creating 6,000 additional units of public housing in five years, said Kelvin Jeremiah, the agency's interim executive director.