This page has documents and forms to help organizations work with PHDC. Please email us if you have any questions about these resources.
Environmental Assessment Program Grants/Low-Cost Loans
PHDC has a limited pool of funds available for grants or low-cost loans to address environmental conditions at potential development sites for affordable/workforce housing and on vacant lots that may be used for urban agriculture or community gardens. PHDC is able to provide this assistance thanks to grant support from U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (EPA). PHDC has engaged AKRF Inc. to conduct these assessments. Eligible activities include Environmental Phase I and Phase II assessments. The program is on a first come first serve basis and will be funded until all funds are expired for the extent of the program availability. For more information please contact: James L Brown, 215-448-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – September 15, 2021
Review the full Percent for Art Program policy.
PRA Services Fee Schedule 2021
This form outlines the various fees that the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority charges for certain services that it provides.
PHDC Cost Containment Policy – April 8, 2022
This policy explains circumstances when affordable housing developers are required to competitively bid their projects to general contractors. The policy includes a list of Approved General Contractors/Construction Managers.
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.
For more information please visit PHDC’s Buy Land page.
Property and Data Map
The Property and Data Map identifies all the properties in public ownership tha are available. It also lets you filter by zoning and view data such as Opportunity Zones, access to healthy food, planning districts and other data sets.
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.
- Applicant Compliance Form
- Insurance Requirements
- Certificate of Non Indebtedness
- Tax-Status-Certification-and-Conflict-of-Interest-Form 2020
- Disclosure Forms
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.