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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.
Letters to our ancestors purpose

Aug. 31, 2021 2:45 pm

Letters to our ancestors

In this guest column, the three coauthors of the recent report "How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People" write letters to themselves from their descendants, imagining a future transformed by youth-empowering policies.
How the pandemic response has failed young people: Housing insecurity purpose

Aug. 26, 2021 2:31 pm

How the pandemic response has failed young people: Housing insecurity

"It doesn’t make sense that securing a home takes this much suffering," says Deja Morgan, a member the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services, and a coauthor of its recently released report.
New report calls for youth-centric approaches to policy purpose

Aug. 25, 2021 1:52 pm

New report calls for youth-centric approaches to policy

"How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People and What We Need to Thrive" was co-written and researched by three members of the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services.
Municipal court bans lockouts of those who have completed rental assistance application in Philly purpose

Aug. 10, 2021 1:36 pm

Municipal court bans lockouts of those who have completed rental assistance application in Philly

Still, more than 300 renting households are scheduled for lockouts in the coming weeks despite their pending rent assistance applications.
Time is key: Applying a Black Quantum Futurist lens to understanding solutions to housing inequality purpose

Jun. 9, 2021 12:59 pm

Time is key: Applying a Black Quantum Futurist lens to understanding solutions to housing inequality

It is only when people feel they have a stake in a future that is non deterministic, not associated with economic gain, and rooted in community, can possibilities for hope, creative control, and meaningful access spring forward.
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.
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.
Beyond the pivot: Which organizations have used COVID as an accelerant for transformation? purpose

Mar. 22, 2021 1:09 pm

Beyond the pivot: Which organizations have used COVID as an accelerant for transformation?

It is important to acknowledge that not all the changes the virus wrought have been bad ones. We ask Generocity's community to help us identify the nonprofits that have cultivated positive change.

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