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Health and Human Services (e)mpact report

Mar. 31, 2024 7:18 pm

Health and Human Services (e)mpact report

  (e)mpact report: Health and Human Services by Civic Capital Consulting
A City of Neighborhoods and the Challenge of Affordable Housing

Mar. 6, 2024 8:00 am

A City of Neighborhoods and the Challenge of Affordable Housing

We hear a lot about Philadelphia as a “city of neighborhoods.” The description certainly fits, as we have a wealth of distinctive communities offering all varieties of food, shopping, architecture, civic institutions, and other amenities that enhance our quality of life. But what makes Philadelphia uniquely neighborhood-centered? After all, Manhattan has neighborhoods, Boston has neighborhoods, […]
Advancing Solutions to Philadelphia’s Issues

Jun. 28, 2023 8:55 am

Advancing Solutions to Philadelphia’s Issues

Community driven solutions at the intersection of Housing, Workforce Development, Education, and Public Safety
Desperately Seeking Housing

Apr. 18, 2023 10:54 am

Desperately Seeking Housing

Insights from those in need of housing locally and trying to navigate the systems our nonprofits and governments have put in place.
Gentrification and affordable housing: What’s the remedy to a sick situation?

Apr. 18, 2023 6:14 am

Gentrification and affordable housing: What’s the remedy to a sick situation?

How local organizations are hoping policies and financing can impact the intersection between long-term affordability and gentrification.
Is the lack of affordable housing the next crisis? purpose

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.
Evictions at PATCO encampment show fragile nature of last summer’s Parkway agreement purpose

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.
New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S. purpose

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.
In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’ purpose

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.
‘If you start to address the affordable housing issue, you will begin to address the poverty issue’ purpose

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.