DHCD Conducting a Hearing for Residents of Philadelphia to Comment on Housing Needs



The City of Philadelphia's Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will conduct a hearing to provide the residents of Philadelphia with an opportunity to comment on neighborhood housing and community development needs and the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which covers all activities completed or in progress during the period July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

Residents are also invited to comment on neighborhood housing and community development needs. Residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties are invited to offer comments on the CAPER and on housing needs related to the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program. These remarks are solicited as part of DHCD's planning process for fiscal year 2022.

This public hearing is the first step in preparing the Annual Action Plan for Year 47, which will allocate federal and state funding through the Community Development Block Grant, HOME program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and PA Department of Community and Economic Development funding.


Those wishing to testify must register by emailing mirta.reyes@phila.gov by Tuesday, March 9th. Requests for specific times will be honored as they are received. Only one speaker from each group will be allowed to speak, but group members are encouraged to participate. Please email a copy of your testimony to mark.dodds@phila.gov.

Those unable to participate may email written, signed comments by March 15, 2021, to mark.dodds@phila.gov, or you can mail them to the following address:

DHCD Communications Department

1234 Market St., 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107

RE: Hearings

A sign language interpreter will be available at the hearing if needed.