Youngblood announces up to $1.16 million in tax credits for housing development, community center

PHILADELPHIA, April 16 – State Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood, D-Phila., today announced the approval of up to $1.16 million in tax credits to build 35 new low-income housing units and a community center.

"I'm pleased the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority has approved these tax credits for the Nicole Hines Townhomes development on Wister and Rufe streets, including a community center. This is good news for meeting the housing needs in our communities," Youngblood said.

The development is to be built in the 400 block of East Wister Street and at 5120 Rufe St. It will include 13 buildings plus the community center. The development will include 17 two-bedroom, 16 three-bedroom and 2 four-bedroom units. Seven of the units will be accessible, and 27 of the units will have a rental subsidy from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.