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GreenLight Fund is bringing a new model of financial empowerment to Philadelphia funding

Jul. 27, 2018 9:00 am

GreenLight Fund is bringing a new model of financial empowerment to Philadelphia

The venture philanthropy firm announced a $600,000 investment in Boston-based financial services nonprofit Compass Working Capital, in partnership with Clarifi and the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system? results

Jul. 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system?

In 2016, Bristol Township passed its own such ordinances. Here's what the impact and challenges have been, and why monitoring the places where people with addiction can recover matters.
Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities funding

Jul. 17, 2018 10:00 am

Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities

Wharton Social Impact Initiative's Sherryl Kuhlman and Nick Ashburn on CDFIs, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and pay for success financing.
How ReStore’s self-sustaining revenue model supports local housing in Philadelphia method

Jul. 13, 2018 12:50 pm

How ReStore’s self-sustaining revenue model supports local housing in Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia CEO Corinne O'Connell explains the on-mission success of the nonprofit's social enterprise arm.
It’s Disability Pride Week. Here’s how Philly could better serve its citizens with disabilities purpose

Jun. 11, 2018 10:25 am

It’s Disability Pride Week. Here’s how Philly could better serve its citizens with disabilities

Disability Pride Philadelphia Director Vicki Landers said the city is doing a few particular things well — but badly needs more accessible housing. Plus, a list of the week's events.
People of color are more likely to be denied a conventional home loan in Philadelphia method

Mar. 5, 2018 10:00 am

People of color are more likely to be denied a conventional home loan in Philadelphia

Soneyet Muhammad, Clarifi's director of community engagement, shares three ways to reduce the barriers to home ownership, especially for low-income residents.
Philly’s poverty problem is also a housing security problem funding

Dec. 21, 2017 7:21 am

Philly’s poverty problem is also a housing security problem

Columnist Akeem Dixon talks with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia's Kathryn Fernandez about holiday giving and housing in the nation's poorest big city.
Philadelphia Tenants Union is taking on surprise evictions method

Dec. 4, 2017 10:32 am

Philadelphia Tenants Union is taking on surprise evictions

The activist group is building a coalition to advocate for "safe, decent and affordable housing." Its first major campaign: "Good Cause" eviction legislation.
Philadelphia Assembled asks: What does a ‘just neighborhood’ look like? results

Jun. 5, 2017 12:49 pm

Philadelphia Assembled asks: What does a ‘just neighborhood’ look like?

The "Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood" project tackles gentrification and community engagement in South Kensington.
It’s National Reentry Week. Here are 4 policy solutions to help youth with criminal records method

Apr. 27, 2017 11:08 am

It’s National Reentry Week. Here are 4 policy solutions to help youth with criminal records

Why two Philly lawyers are calling for "bold policy reform."

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