Opening of Mantua Square

Affordable housing is continuing to grow in West Philadelphia—a few weeks ago Jannie’s Place by People’s Emergency Center had its grand opening and this week the Philadelphia Housing Authority opened Mantua Square on Tuesday, October 4th.  Located at 35th Street and Fairmount Avenue, Mantua Square boasts 101 affordable units (duplexes and apartments) and 92 parking spaces. The square has a gated courtyard with green areas and solar panels on the roof. Commercial space was also incorporated in the site, with 7,400 square feet of space to attract more businesses to the up and coming Mantua neighborhood.

As part of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials “Housing America” month, the opening celebrated the successes and importance of affordable housing in the area. Congressman Chaka Fattah and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, both strong advocates for affordable housing in Philadelphia, were present along with residents and community stakeholders.

For more information on Mantua Square, click here

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