The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Housing in Camden is the worst, because it’s hard to afford it when you receive such a little amount of money from welfare, and if you work they cut half of the benefits. I would change all of the abandoned buildings and transform them to low-incomes apartments for those families that can’t afford any apartments and that are receiving welfare assistance.

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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