Federal Grant Awarded For Development In North Central Philadelphia

Mayor Michael Nutter at podium

A $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to replace Norris Apartments, a 1950s-era public housing facility, with 297 units of affordable and market-rate housing throughout the neighborhood located near Temple University. The College of Education is the educational anchor for this grant and will be working closely with Dunbar School and Duckrey School to offer professional development. College of Education students will be contribute thousands of hours in a new center they plan on building for after school tutoring and other recreational activities.

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