PHA unveils $4.5M Strawberry Mansion development

Philadelphia Housing Authority officials, politicians and community members broke ground on the $4.55 million Oakdale Street Apartments development. (Photo By Abdul Sulayman/Tribune Chief Photographer)

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) officials joined politicians and community members this week for the groundbreaking of a $4.55-million development in the 2800 block of West Oakdale St.

The groundbreaking on Tuesday marked the first of three PHA developments planned for Strawberry Mansion, a section of North Philadelphia near Fairmount Park that once featured mansions for the rich before falling into poverty. When all of the developments are complete, PHA will have invested $30 million in developing 100 new affordable-housing units in the neighborhood.

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