RESOURCES

This page has documents and forms to help organizations work with PHDC. Please email us if you have any questions about these resources.

Developers

Developing with Social Impact
Social impact has the intent of helping developers craft a successful social-impact strategy. It refers to the way a physical project may have a positive effect on people and communities by stimulating neighborhood economies, creating affordability and opportunity, and enhancing the community’s quality of life.

Acquisition and Disposition Policies
The Philadelphia Land Bank’s Acquisition and Disposition policies govern most transactions involving publicly-owned property, regardless of which agency has ownership. They provide for transparency so that everyone involved understands the rules.

Percent for Art Policy
Review the full Percent for Art Program policy.

PRA Services Fee Schedule 2019
This form outlines the various fees that the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority charges for certain services that it provides.

Cost Containment Policy and List of Approved General Contractors and Construction Managers 2019-2020
This policy explains circumstances when affordable housing developers are required to competitively bid their projects to general contractors.

Workforce Housing Credit Enhancement Application
This form contains a description of the Workforce Housing Program and a credit enhancement application for financial institutions and developers interested in participating.

Property Application Package
Developers interested in purchasing properties from PHDC must fill out this application package. Note: PHDC does not accept unsolicited applications. Applications must be submitted in response to a posted Request for Proposals, Request for Bids, or at the instruction of a Project Manager based on other allowable circumstances as outlined in the City’s Land Disposition Policies.

If you are a developer looking to create low- and/or moderate-income housing, the Division of Housing and Community Development gives funding awarded through an annual Request for Proposals. Another source of funding for affordable rental housing is Low Income Housing Tax Credits awarded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Application Forms for Review

The following forms will be required when a developer responds to a Request for Proposals (RFP). They are provided here for review.


As of July 2019 the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) and the Philadelphia Land Bank are staffed by employees of PHDC. PRA and the Land Bank remain independent organizations overseen by independent boards of directors. Accordingly, you may see references to PRA and the Land Bank in these resources.