Affirmative Action

The Affirmative Action Contract Compliance program promotes the development of certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and certified Women Business Enterprises (WBE). This program maximizes the utilization of certified MBEs/WBEs in Philadelphia Housing Authority contracts and subcontracts.

The aim of this program is to discover and deter discrimination by bidders who seek contracts with PHA. We use MBE/WBE Minimum Participation Goals (MPGs) as a screening device to determine whether discrimination may have occurred.

  • MPGs of MBE/WBE participation will be indicated for each contract in the bid document, and will be based upon availability of certified MBEs/WBEs.
  • The MPGs are a means of determining whether or not a contractor shall be presumed to have engaged in discrimination.
  • If the information furnished is below the MPGs, the bid package will face further review, based on the criteria set forth in this policy, to determine whether or not there was actual discrimination.

Affirmative Action
3100 Penrose Ferry Road
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-684-5851
Fax: 215-684-8747