Public hearing on housing issues

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Thursday, April 7, 2022  |  10:00 a.m.

Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia
599 Market St

1 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA


Public hearing on housing issues


10:00 am: Opening Remarks

  • Senator Joe Pittman, Chair – Urban Affairs and Housing Committee
  • Senator Nikil Saval, Minority Chair

10:15 am: Panel #1: Blight Prevention and Deferred Maintenance

  • Professor Vincent Reina – Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania – Testimony
  • Steve Luxton – Executive Director and CEO of the Energy Coordinating Agency – Testimony
  • David Thomas – President and CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) – Testimony

11:00 am: Panel #2: Blight Response and Land Banks

  • Jenny Greenberg – Executive Director of Neighborhood Gardens Trust – Testimony
  • Angel Rodriguez – Executive Director of the Philadelphia Land Bank – Testimony
  • Andy Toy – Policy Director at the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) – Testimony

11:45 am: Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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