In June 2019, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) auctioned off 144 vacant properties. The sale of these properties gave PHA $8.4 million. This wasn’t the first time the public housing giant auctioned off a large number of vacant properties. PHA’s first auction was in 2011, where 341 properties were sold for $6.1 million. Since then, every year has had large auctions of publicly-owned properties to private owners. Meanwhile, applicants wait almost 10 years for housing assistance if they can even get on the waitlist! With 14,000 units and 80,000 tenants, PHA is the largest landlord in Pennsylvania. It’s average annual … Continue reading PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!