Sharswood: Finding An ‘Anchor’ In A Changing Neighborhood

Sharswood: Finding An ‘Anchor’ In A Changing Neighborhood

Zafir Hall cried in front of 96 men he barely knew in jail as he watched his home be demolished on television. Hall, 22, grew up in the Norman Blumberg affordable housing complex in Sharswood, which was made up of three 18-story high-rise buildings. The towers were built in 1967 by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. […]

 By Ali Watkins and Sean Carlin

City Hall: PHA Receives Grant to Plan Revitalization of Area Around Blumberg Apartments

City Hall: PHA Receives Grant to Plan Revitalization of Area Around Blumberg Apartments

The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced last month that it will receive a $500,000 grant to plan redevelopment at the Norman Blumberg Apartments in North Philadelphia. The grant was part of $4.37 million that was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to nine cities. […]