Philadelphia Housing Authority relocating headquarters to North Philly

The Philadelphia Housing Authority will soon be moving its headquarters from Center City to North Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, beneath a long white tent behind Ridge Avenue, agency and elected officials hailed the project as the biggest economic investment in the neighborhood since Progress Plaza — the country’s first African-American owned and operated shopping plaza — opened in the 1960s.

The $45 million project was also held up as a catalyst in a section of the city that’s long been one of the poorest and most crime-ridden.

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