Philadelphia Housing Authority working its way back to city control

After two years being run by officials from Washington, the Philadelphia Housing Authority could soon be back in city control. Nine people have been nominated to be part of the new Philadelphia Housing Authority Board, including two tenants, former Judge Nelson Diaz and the city’s Chief Integrity Officer Joan Markman. Council President Darrell Clarke says there will be public hearings to review the picks. Clarke says a representative from City Council will also be appointed. “We are intimately involved in providing affordable housing across the city so it made sense for council to have some involvement,” said Clarke. There will be elections in September of next year among tenants of the housing authority for their new representatives.


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