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Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’ purpose

Aug. 20, 2021 2:27 pm

Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’

When people speak up about neighborhood issues in wealthy neighborhoods, the City resolves them. But in the Kensington area, residents say, the City forces them to wait for solutions.
National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union purpose

Jul. 22, 2021 8:59 am

National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union

The changes necessary to meet the demands of the ATL Homeless Union are significant, but they are not unreasonable. Take a look at how some of those challenges are met in Philly, say guest columnists Ryan Villagran and Andrew Spiers.
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.
Homelessness in reentry is a serious concern. Here’s what Philly is doing about it purpose

Jun. 7, 2021 11:35 am

Homelessness in reentry is a serious concern. Here’s what Philly is doing about it

The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and JPMorgan Chase are partnering to provide a full-time housing counselor from Clarifi to work with returning citizens.
It’s (almost) time to mix it up at Philly Pours purpose

May 17, 2021 2:31 pm

It’s (almost) time to mix it up at Philly Pours

This year the event will take place via Zoom on June 23 and will feature a virtual mixology experience led by Master Mixologist, Nate Rogers. And, don’t worry, you will get your own mixology kit.
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.
When little things mean a lot purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 10:15 am

When little things mean a lot

New sheets and towels. A suitcase instead of a garbage bag for your clothes. The security deposit for a safe place to stay. Joel Embiid's recent donation will go to provide what may seem commonplace but isn't common for the youth YSI Philly serves.
Hidden figures: Human services organizations’ clients are an inspiration purpose

Feb. 18, 2021 11:00 am

Hidden figures: Human services organizations’ clients are an inspiration

"It’s tough to ask for help in the best of circumstances, and a global pandemic is certainly not the best of times," says Generocity columnist Valerie Johnson.
The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away purpose

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.
How we use restorative justice in shelter method

Aug. 11, 2020 1:27 pm

How we use restorative justice in shelter

At Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program, guests and staff speak with each other openly about what justice means, what it looks like in their shelter community, and then decide together how to achieve it.

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