Welcome to the North Central Choice Neighborhood website!

On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant to implement the North Central Philadelphia Transformation Plan.  The City of Philadelphia, through the Division of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), Temple University, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), community residents and other stakeholders have been working together to implement the planned Housing, People, and Neighborhood activities to create a sustainable North Central Philadelphia.

The grant money will be used to address some of the most serious problems in the area like access to jobs, education, vacant lots and abandoned properties.


Replace distressed public housing and assisted public housing with high-quality, mixed-income housing that is well managed and responsive to the needs of the community.


Improve educational outcomes, inter-generational mobility, and economic self-sufficiency for all residents.


Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families' choices about their community.

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