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RESIDENT ADVISORY BOARD - (RAB)
Created in 1967  


In 1967, Congress passed an updated housing act, which included a modernization component that could provide local housing authorities monies to make upgrades to properties, as well as, up-date management policies, decisions and practices.


One year after the act was passed, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) applied for and received 3.5 million dollars to modernize two developments projects as they were called back then - some people still use the term) "Tasker Homes and Richard Allen".  

Residents from both developments collectively filed a lawsuit against the PHA and the U. S. Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proving that tenant participation requirements had not been met as required but ignored, in 1969 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was negotiated, created and signed by all parties.


This agreement (MOU), historically gave tenants bargaining power, it also solidified the organization that would become the Citywide bargaining agent - Resident Advisory Board of Philadelphia (RAB).   Subsequently, RAB were organized, created and provided technical assistance all across the Country by a resident formed organization - National Tenant Organization (NTO).

Residents feeling empowered and collectively laying the foundation and seek a better quality of life through the tenants rights movement, regulation enforcement, input into and to the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authorities and a voice that would support a real partnership between management and residents. 

Residents advocate, promote, monitor, demanding and expecting the equal and fair enforcement of the Code of Federal Regulations to be administered, adhered to and implemented daily.

RAB became a fearless advocate for tenant rights, through it's efforts of organizing, planning, program implementation, collectively negotiation as agreements are reached most of the time.   as it relates to issues that direct or indirect affect the residents of public and assisted housing.

As an organization, RAB)comprised of resident leadership.  we are supported by volunteers, partners and various resources that allow rab to utilizing various methods of informing, educating and mobilizing of residents and/or coalitions.  we remaining vigilant - as the regulatory and political climate is ever changing and the need for affordable housing - Safe, sanitary and a quality of life that is guarantee by the constitution and contribution.
 

 

 

 OFFICERS OF EXECUTIVE BOARD  (RAB)


Asia Coney, President
Jean Geiger, Vice President
Carolyn Warren, Secretary
Corliss Gray, Treasurer
Arnold Walker, Assistant Treasurer
Rose Marie Bryant, Board Member at Large
Willie Wells, Board Member at Large


PAST PRESIDENTS

Rosalie Wiley
Nellie Reynolds
Jacqueline McDowell




MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENTS
(RESIDENT COUNCILS/ORGANIZATIONS)



Arch Homes                      Bartrum Village Bentley Hall
Blumberg Apts. (Senior)  Blumberg Apts. (Family) Cassie L. Holly
Cecil B. Moore                   Champlost Homes                    Collegeview Apts.
  Emlem Arms                     Fairhill Apts.                           Haddington
          Harrison Plaza Haverford Homes                     Herbert  Arlene
        Holmecrest Apts.               Katie B. Jackson JohnsonHomes
Morton Homes Norris  Homes Apts.
Oxford Village
Parkview Apts. Plymouth Hall
Queen Lane Apts
        Raymond Rosen                Spring Garden West Park Plaza
Whitehall Apts. Wilson Park (Family) Wilson Park (Seniors)



SCATTERED SITES TAX CREDIT (PAPMAC) 

901  Haddington/Overbrook Cambridge Plaza I II III
902  Mantua                                        Germantown House
903  Kingsessing                                   Greater Grays Ferry Estates I II
904  Germantown/Hunting Park          Lucien E. Blackwell  I  II  III
905  Fairhill Square                               & Marshall Shepherd
906  Francisville Ludlow III 
907  Ludlow                                         Mantua I  II
908  Susquehanna Martin Luther King IV
909  Strawberry Mansion Mount Olivet
910  Oxford/Jefferson                            Nellie Reynolds Gardens
                                                                       Norris LP
PRIVATE AME                                     Paschall Village I  II
                                                                        Richard Allen III

8 Diamonds                                          Suffolk Manor
Angela Court I Warnock I  II
Angela Court II
Courtyard @ Riverview
Martin Luther King I  III

Neumann North
Spring Garden II
Spring Garden SS
St. Anthony's (Seniors)




 HELPFUL LINKS

               Affordable HealthCare Insurance   -       https://www.healthcare.gov/

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)                     www.pha.gov
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)         www.phfa.org
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD)                                             www.hud.gov   
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia               www.clsphila.org
Low Income Home Energy Assistance 
Program (LIHEAP) www.acf.hhs.gov/
programs/ocs/liheap

Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO)                    www.peco.com
Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)                              www.pgworks.com
Philadelphia Office of Supportive House                  www.phila.gov/osh
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)                www.pcacares.org
City of Philadelphia                www.phila.gov
Pennsylvania Department of State                          www.dos.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Unemployment Services                    www.uc.pa.gov
Pennsylvania Career Links                                    www.cwds.state.pa.us
PennDot Driver and Vehicle Services                      www.dmv.state.pa.us
                   Liberty Resources             www.libertyresources.org/index.html
                
                




 










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