Oct. 7, 2021 8:58 am
Is the lack of affordable housing the next crisis?
The affordability crisis hits renters harder than owners. Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) estimates the city needs about 70,000 affordable rental units to meet demand.
Jun. 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Evictions at PATCO encampment show fragile nature of last summer’s Parkway agreement
The promise to place people in permanent, sustainable housing remains unfulfilled, say activists. But at least one service provider says we should be celebrating the positive developments that came from the encampments.
May 4, 2021 9:31 am
New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S.
Analysis links income inequality with increased cost burdens, rather than how fast housing prices rise, says guest columnist Clark Merrefield.
Apr. 14, 2021 9:56 am
In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’
"We do two things really well — early childhood education and housing, so our focus now is on building on those services and figuring out how we can do things even better," says Otis Bullock.
Mar. 5, 2021 10:48 am
‘If you start to address the affordable housing issue, you will begin to address the poverty issue’
The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities tackles the city’s housing crisis with its Land Justice Campaign.
Jan. 19, 2021 12:00 pm
Community advocates make the case for equitable housing in the spirit of Dr. King
In observation of MLK Day of Service, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia hosted a virtual conversation between Corinne O'Connell and James Crowder on the ongoing fair housing crisis —part of the org’s series, "Race, Housing, and Health in Philadelphia."
Oct. 21, 2020 9:26 am
Reimagining housing: A Q & A with Diana Lind
The executive director of the Arts + Business Council talks with contributor Hanae Mason about working on her new book, "Brave New Home," during the COVID lockdown, and how the pandemic might impact housing trends.
Sep. 8, 2020 9:15 am
‘An Act of Thanks,’ North Philly community celebrates a win against gentrification
Kensington’s Cesar Andreu Iglesias Community Garden hosted an event on Saturday, bringing together neighbors and organizations to speak out against a housing development planned for the neighborhood.
Aug. 19, 2020 11:58 am
The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away
On Monday the City gave notice it would evict the residents of two encampments the next day. After a flurry of actions on Tuesday, the residents find themselves with a reprieve until Thursday morning, when a federal judge is slated to hear their testimony.
Jul. 29, 2020 7:30 am
Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis
Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.