Construction Begins on 60 New Affordable Units to be built near 21st and Master Streets in North Philadelphia
This latest phase of Sharswood Transformation Plan is in partnership with Hunt and Pennrose
(Philadelphia, PA – April 21, 2021) – The pandemic is not slowing down the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA) construction as the agency continues to transform the Sharswood community. PHA, along with partners Hunt Companies and Pennrose, LLC, broke ground today on 60 new affordable rental apartments and homes.
“Each new groundbreaking in Sharswood builds on the promise we made to this community in our meetings with residents five years ago,” said PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. “We are grateful to have committed partners like Hunt and ennrose on this and future phases of our transformation plan, helping to ensure that even as gentrification goes on all around us, we preserve and provide housing for low- and moderate-income families.”
The new construction signals the dramatic changes on the horizon for Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney said.
“We have all endured difficult times over the past year, but through it all there has been one constant: PHA’s work to rebuild this once forgotten neighborhood has continued.
The city is poised to make a very big comeback, and developments like this one and others currently underway in Sharswood will be a big part of that bright future.”