Affordable Housing

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Want Proof That Philadelphia Housing Is Affordable? Read On

One of the aces in the hole Philadelphia officials used in their pitch to land Amazon HQ2 is the low cost of housing here relative […]

Property

Who’s Building Philly: Sean Schellenger

Developing property in Philadelphia resembles running an obstacle course. There are numerous permits a builder must receive in order to start even a project that […]

Business

Schuylkill Yards Project To Include Major Community Engagement Component

Brandywine Realty Trust today unveiled another development to rise during Phase One of the Schuylkill Yards project. This $5.6 million project will build a stronger West […]

Property

1911 Walnut to Be Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Project

Southern Land Company appeared before the City Planning Commission today with a revised version of its proposed apartment tower on the last piece of open […]

Property

Single-Family Workforce Housing Comes to East Poplar

Late on Wednesday morning (May 24th) in East Poplar, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Greg Heller, and representatives of BMK […]

Property

New City Initiative Seeks to Clear Home Repair Assistance Backlog

This afternoon, in front of a modest rowhome in Olney, Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, City Council member Cherelle Parker (D-9th District) […]

Property

You Could Be The First On Your Blok To Live in One of These

The man who helped give physical form to “Earth’s biggest bookstore” and developed the checkout-free convenience store has now turned his attention to affordable housing. […]

Property

An Instant House for $10K: Just Print It and Go

From Moscow comes a novel solution to the affordable-housing problem: A tiny home that took just 24 hours to build from start to finish and […]

Property

The Top 5 Real Estate Stories of 2016

As we close the book on 2016, let’s take a look back at the year in real estate and development. What were the stories that […]

Property

Affordable Apartments Getting Scarcer in Philly, Fed Says

Studies conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have shown that gentrification produces benefits for those lower-income residents who do manage to remain in […]

Property

Free Land in Francsiville for Builders Who Will Sell for Less

Philadelphia’s Land Bank is continuing its slow march to functionality. On Wednesday, the Land Bank released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for eight vacant properties […]

Citified

Clarke Wants $100 Million to Fund Housing Repairs

Council President Darrell Clarke will introduce legislation on Thursday to expand a variety of city programs aimed at housing repair and preservation. This would be paid for […]

Property

Why Philly Has Become a Millennial Magnet

If you’ve been paying attention to the articles that have been popping up here of late, you may note a common theme running through several […]

Property

Owning Is Even Cheaper Than Renting Now, Report Says

Affordable rowhomes in West Philadelphia. | Google Streetview It’s long been a truism that for comparable housing, owning is cheaper than renting if you can […]

Property

WATCH: The Blumberg Towers Demolition This Weekend

Video | Philadelphia Housing Authority Now that two of the three Norman Blumberg Apartments towers have returned to the dust from whence they rose, with […]