The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Another Burned House

"The house caught on fire one day and our porch caught fire, too. A lot of abandoned houses [have] been catching fire in the city and it’s destroying other people homes."

Public Housing

Philadelphia has a limited stock of public rental housing that is owned and operated by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA).  Like Housing Choice Vouchers, the waiting list can be years long.

Current Issue

Philadelphia Housing Authority has been undergoing a major transition after the former Executive Director was investigated for inappropriate use of agency funds.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assumed oversight of PHA properties until the scandal was resolved.  The news further discouraged struggling families on PHA waiting lists who are in desperate need of stable, affordable housing.


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