The mission of the Office of Strategic Partnership is to
cultivate partnerships and secure resources to implement
construction, services and strategic programs that result in
improved quality of life for PHA residents and surrounding
communities. The Office of Strategic Partnership comprises:
- Partnership and Resource Development
- Workforce Development/Customer Supportive Services
- Elderly and Disabled Services
- Homeownership Division
In line with OSP's mission, the Partnership and Resource
Development Department (PRD) is responsible for the development of
applications and proposals for public and private funding for
physical and economic development, and supportive services for
public housing residents.
Once applications and grants are awarded, PRD is responsible for
monitoring, managing, and reporting on the implementation of the
grants to ensure compliance with all award requirements.
To date, PHA has overseen the expenditure of more than $150
million in HOPE VI grant funding, and has successfully completed 23
Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects developed by the
Philadelphia Housing Authority Development Corporation (PHADC) and
managed by the Philadelphia Asset & Property Management
Corporation (PAPMC), private service affiliates that develop and
manage PHA tax credit sites. These major developments have been
leveraged with additional funding provided by the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, and private sources.
In addition, PRD has successfully applied for tax credits at 11
public housing sites managed by Alternatively Managed Entities
(AMEs). AMEs receive public housing subsidy, but are otherwise not
affiliated with the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
PHA also successfully secured funding for various programs such
as the Pre-Apprenticeship
Program and the G.R.E.A.T Program.
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