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    •  Philadelphia Housing Authority's three and four bedroom Ludlow Home developments located on the 1300 block of Marshall Street.

Housing advocates hope budget negotiations will unlock more resources

Mayor Jim Kenney’s budget speech at City Council today covered a lot of ground. From his central policy priority--the Rebuild Initiative—to bravura capital projects like capping I-95 and announcing a much…

    • Vacant lots that are maintained by PHS feature an open wood fence with openings narrow enough to prevent unwanted dumping.

What's at stake if Toomey and Trump cut funding to Philly?

On Wednesday night, Republican Senator Pat Toomey denounced the city of Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy, which discourages law enforcement from working closely with federal immigration authorities. He then called on president-elect…

    • Allegheny Avenue | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

Kenney to focus development on commercial corridors beyond Center City

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney said on Wednesday morning that the focus of his administration’s economic development policy will be on neighborhood commercial corridors outside of Center City. “It’s a simple fact that…

    • Manayunk | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

Housing trust funds bolstered at local, state levels

City Council’s committee on appropriations voted on Tuesday to approve a $2 million increase to the local Housing Trust Fund. As PlanPhilly reported earlier this year, the additional money is…

    • Figure 1: Spatial distribution of threatened affordable units, Philadelphia

Is Philadelphia in danger of losing affordable housing in high quality neighborhoods?

In its recent ‘Equitable Development Policy Platform’, PACDC cites the ‘creation and preservation of quality, affordable home choices in every part of the city’ as one of its major…

    • Logan commercial corner, Photo by Phillytrax

PACDC hopes candidates will focus on equitable neighborhood development

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Association of CDCs unveiled a platform of policy ideas meant to spread the benefits of Philadelphia’s resurgence to every neighborhood in the city. “This is a unique…



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