An estimated 3,000 people visited the annual Greater Philadelphia Homeownership Fair at Philadelphia City Hall's Dilworth Plaza on June 13. The fair featured 35 separate exhibitors and booths staffed by housing counselors, community development corporations, non-profit housing agencies, local banks, mortgage lenders, Habitat for Humanity, homeless providers, City and HUD staff.
|The event was the result of a partnership between the City Of Philadelphia and HUD's Pennsylvania State Office, and even provided fairgoers and lunchtime crowds drawn to the scene with entertainment from the very talented Philadelphia Postal Employees' Choir.|
|HUD Staff Frank DeVito and Van Williams provide information to a potential homebuyer.|
The HUD Office's participation at the festival exemplified the office's education initiative and on-going outreach to this under-served population. HUD staff focused primarily on HUD's affordable housing programs, identified as the number priority need among the state and area's Hispanic population.
|Captain Sewer (in blue and yellow cape, sunglasses and red leotard) poses with Pennsylvania State Office Staff including(left) Ileana Colon, Acting Secretary's Representative Michael Levine, Adam Deveney, and Clarence Elliott.|