Mayor Nutter, HUD Secretary Castro To Tour Philadelphia Promise Zone

WHO:        Mayor Michael A. Nutter

                   Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

WHAT:      Mayor Nutter and Secretary Castro will tour the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, which was designated a Promise Zone in January 2014 by the Obama Administration under the Promise Zone initiative.  Philadelphia was one of the first five designated Promise Zones

The Promise Zone initiative is a collaborative effort to accelerate revitalization efforts in targeted areas by leveraging community and federal resources.  The Promise Zone initiative is led by the White House with support from federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice.

The tour will include three stops and a press conference.

WHEN:      Friday, September 5, 2014     

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