Organizing the community around citizen participation
for neighborhood beautification, voting and knowledge of available
programs is key to strengthening the neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia.
Southwest CDC has a community organizer who works on behalf of the
neighborhood on these issues and more.
Southwest CDC has a contract with Philadelphia's Office
of Housing and Community Development (OHDC) to organize a Neighborhood
Advisory Committee to provide neighborhood residents the opportunity
for citizen participation in monitoring federal funds called Community
Development Block Grants (CDBG). The purpose of Southwest CDC's
NAC is to monitor the program activities of their OHCD contract.
Contract requirements include:
Creating and distributing a newsletter on a quarterly basis.
Holding community meetings called Service Area Briefing on a
Maintain a listing of neighborhood Block Captains.
Maintain a listing of neighborhood organization and their services.
Maintain a listing of housing conditions in the Service area.
Act as a liaison between the neighborhood residents and the
Promote City-wide housing programs such as Basic Systems Repair
Neighborhood Beautification was established to mobilize
residents in the beautification of Southwest to improve the appearance,
including vacant lots. The goals are to make resources and information
available to people and assist them in their continuing effort to
beautify the neighborhood. Beautification projects are accomplished
and unsightly, trash-filled lots become positive fixtures.
Southwest Community Development Corporation 6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19142 Phone: 215-729-0800 Fax: 215-726-5719
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