Built in 1954, the 1,105-unit development consists of the eight high-rises and dozens of townhouses.
Four of the high-rises have been vacant since 1988, when PHA first began moving families out. The last of the families were moved out of the remaining four high-rises earlier this month.
One of the buildings is in such deplorable shape that two years ago the city's Licenses and Inspections Department said it required immediate attention because pieces of brick were falling off.
The hearing before Council's Rules Committee is to begin at 7 p.m. at the development's community center, 2110 N. 23rd St. The committee is chaired by Council President John Street, who represents the North Philadelphia district where the development is located.
"People should come with a mind and an attitude to support change for the residents," said Alfreda Jackson, Raymond Rosen's tenant council president.
Demolition of the high-rises has been stalled because of bickering between HUD and PHA over the cost of the project. Some PHA sources say the $60 million that PHA is seeking will not be enough to complete demolition and construction. They say the actual cost will be closer to $90 million.
In addition, federal laws require one-for-one replacement for each unit demolished.