Propose Affordable Housing Project

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The City of Philadelphia needs housing for residents at all income levels. One challenge facing the developers of affordable, mixed use or workforce housing is the cost of the land. To help reduce development costs, PHDC offers publicly-owned land at reduced or nominal prices to support the development of lower-cost housing. Both for-profit and nonprofit developers may also propose and apply to develop a mixed-use development where 51% of the units are for affordable housing.

The first step is to find out if the property you are interested in is publicly owned and available.