PHA Brings Anxiety & Assurances To Sharswood

 

“Dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony” | Photo: Ed Hille, for the Daily News

“Dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony” | Photo: Ed Hille, for the Daily News

  • CBS Philly reports that the Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground yesterday on the initial phase of what will eventually amount to its largest public housing project to date, the 57-unit Blumberg Apartments at 24th & Bolton in Sharwood. Speaking at the shovel ceremony, Mayor Nutter addressed the community’s patent anxiety over a ten-phase project that, for some, will necessitate their displacement for years to come (the whole thing may very well take up a decade to complete, concedes PHA). Besides municipal efficiency, officials were also quick ensure that planners have been mindful to respect Sharswood’s traditional levels of income, with 80% of the project’s eventual 1,200 units being reserved for low-income families.
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