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Crime Prevention Officer, Fuller addresses the residents of Southwest at the 12th Police District’s Monthly Community Workshop’s Annual “NAC” Night with Southwest CDC Staff as Captain Drissel looks on.

Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) Elections

The deadline to apply for the 2019 -2021 term is Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Every two years, elections are held to determine new NAS members at Southwest CDC.  These community leaders help to lead, monitor and support community program activities provided by Southwest CDC and the City’s Office of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).


Residents wishing to serve on the NAS Sub-Committee must live or work in Southwest Philadelphia (the physical boundaries are the same as the 12th Police District, 49th Street to the Philadelphia Airport and Baltimore Avenue to the Schuylkill River). Nearly all residents who live in zip codes 19142, 19153 and some of 19143 are eligible.

Applicants must:

  • Be actively participating in and contributing to the development of the SW community.
  • Be able to attend at least 10 of the 12 NAC meetings each year. 
  • Assist with NAC sponsored events throughout the year
  • Serve a term of service for 2 years.
  • Understand that all decisions will be made by consensus.
  • And agree that no more than one person per organization may serve at the same time. 

For more information or an application: Contact Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator at 215 729-0804 or email –

Next Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) Meeting:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm at SWCDC, 6328 Paschall Avenue, 19142

Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)  Homeowner Assistance Programs:

Adaptive Modifications Program

Providing free accessibility modifications for people with permanent physical disabilities.

Basic Systems Repair Program

Providing free emergency home repairs on eligible owner-occupied single-family homes in Philadelphia.

Eviction prevention and tenant education

Providing resources for Philadelphia tenants.

Foreclosure Prevention Grant Program

Providing funds to help homeowners who are three or more months behind on their mortgage catch up.

Heater Hotline Program

Providing emergency heater repairs for low-income homeowners.

Housing and Disability Technical Assistance Program

Providing information and resources for accessible housing to people with disabilities.

Mortgage and Tax Foreclosure Prevention Program

Helping homeowners avoid foreclosure through housing counseling and legal help.

Philly First Home Program

Helping first-time homebuyers with a down payment or closing costs.

Restore, Repair, Renew Program

Offering low-interest loans to help homeowners make home improvements.

Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP)

Making minor repairs for homeowners age 60 and older.

Tangled Title Program

Offering assistance to eligible low-income people whose name is not on the deed of the home they are living in.

Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)

Assisting households having difficulty paying their utility bills.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Providing free home weatherization and energy efficiency improvements for owner- or tenant-occupied homes.

All of the above-mentioned information is available at Southwest CDC.  For More Information, Contact: Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator at 215 729-0804 or at

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