The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is the City’s implementation arm for community development, and partner agency with the Department of Planning & Development. Established in 1945, PRA has a rich history and involvement with many of the city’s major redevelopment projects. Today, PRA focuses on investing in equitable communities and building public-private partnerships to promote social impact.

New Program

Restore • Repair • Renew is a new program to help Philadelphia homeowners invest in their homes. Lenders participating in the program are offering 10-year, 3% interest loans that range from $2,500 to $24,999 to eligible homeowners. Loans can fund a range of home repairs that focus on health, safety, weatherization, accessibility, and quality of life. Read the Press Release and download the program  flyer.

Community Gardens

PRA and the Land Bank Partner in Garden Preservation Citywide
Greg Heller, Executive Director of PRA said “Our public landholding agencies have been, and will continue to work with our nonprofit and community partners to build and preserve gardens and urban farms – assets so vital to the health and prosperity of our neighborhoods.”


Latest News and Events

PRA Wins Leadership Award
PRA has been selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing as a winner of the 2019 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, which is an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis.

Percent for Art 60 Celebration Begins
Philadelphia is home to an unparalleled collection of public art in every medium including sculptures, paintings, memorials, photographs, glass art, kinetic works, and murals throughout all areas of the city. From July through November, the City is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Programs, the first in the nation. Take a self-guided tour.