Director, Neighborhood Preservation Initiative
This is an administrative and managerial position responsible for administering the Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI) programs, which include housing, commercial corridors, and neighborhood infrastructure to be undertaken by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), PHDC, and the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. The goal of the NPI is to improve and enhance housing, commercial corridors and neighborhood infrastructure within the City to promote the health, welfare and safety of the residents of the City including, but not limited to:
- the creation, expansion, implementation and funding of housing programs to produce, maintain and stabilize the City’s housing inventory for the benefit of the residents of the City;
- in cooperation with the Commerce Department, the creation or expansion of programs for the City’s commercial corridors by providing funding for streetscapes; redevelopment projects; renovations; business support and technology improvements and upgrades; loan guarantees; redevelopment grants; and other activities to improve the commercial corridors for the benefit of the residents of the City; and
- in cooperation with the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (OTIS), the creation of programs and financing mechanisms for improvement or enhancement of neighborhood infrastructure which shall include and not be limited to shared alleys, driveways and retaining walls for the benefit of the residents of the City, together with amounts necessary for any reserves, costs of issuance and costs of credit or liquidity enhancement and financial derivatives, products, and amounts necessary to effect any refunding.
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