Authorizing the Philadelphia Housing Authority to acquire by condemnation fee simple title to certain properties located in the vicinity of 19th street to the east, 28th street to the west, Cecil B. Moore avenue to the north, and College avenue to the south, under certain terms and conditions.
WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Housing Authority (hereinafter referred to as the "Housing Authority") would like to acquire by condemnation fee simple title to certain properties located in the vicinity of 19th street to the east, 28th street to the west, Cecil B. Moore avenue to the north, and College avenue to the south (hereinafter "Sharswood") for housing and related mixed-use purposes (hereinafter "Sharswood Project"); and
WHEREAS, The Sharswood Project shall be in compliance with Title VI of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 (hereinafter "Title VI"), the regulations and policies of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development effectuating Title VI, and Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, relating to non-discrimination and fair practices; and
WHEREAS, The Housing Authority shall meet all applicable State and Federal relocation requirements. The Housing Authority shall ensure that displaced families and individuals shall have the full opportunity to move into decent, safe, and sanitary housing, that their displacement and the displacement of any business concerns shall be carried out with a minimum of hardship, and that they receive the full range of payments and benefits provided by law; and
WHEREAS, Council adopted Resolution No. 140392 on May 8, 2014, which approved the Agreement of Agency Designation (hereinafter "Agency Agreement") between the Housing Authority and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (hereinafter referred to as the "Redevelopment Authority") for the Sharswood Project. In accordance with the Agency Agreement, the Housing Authority has designated the Redevelopment Authority...Click here for full text