Competitive Sales

700 block Mercy Street

On this page PHDC sells properties for development through a competitive process. Please Note that all applications are scored following these criteria:

  • 30% Economic Opportunity & Inclusion
  • 15% Public Purpose – Social Impact
  • 20% Development Team Experience and capacity
  • 20% Financial Feasibility
  • 10% Project Design
  • 5% Offer Price

Current competitive sales

You may apply for the following vacant properties. Please click on the address to review the factsheet. Application instructions are below under How to Apply.

Deadline for responses is Monday, October 9, 2023 by 4:00 pm.

How to Apply

First download both of the following forms:

Complete both forms. The Application file has instructions, a checklist of documents you need to provide and you will be asked to confirm that you agree to the Terms and Conditions. You should review them again before signing the application.

Submit both of these forms and any additional information required as follows:

by email to:


by Mail
Print out the completed application file and financial worksheet, along with any additional required documents and mail return receipt by a nationally recognized delivery service (e.g., FedEx) to:

Attn: Jessie Lawrence
Director, Real Estate
Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
1234 Market Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

To see previous properties marketed through Competitive Sales, review Closed Competitive Sales

As of July 2019 the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) and the Philadelphia Land Bank (PLB) 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 PLB. PHDC, PLB and PRA work together to create seamless programs and services that support community development in the City of Philadelphia.