Affordable Housing

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New Mixed-Income Apartment Building Subsidizes Itself

Generally speaking, new housing developments for lower-income residents require some sort of subsidy to make the projects work. These subsidies often take the form of […]


Time to Hit the Pause Button on the Mixed-Income Housing Bill

Philadelphia has lots of affordable housing. It also has an affordable-housing problem. Here’s the problem: Most of the affordable housing is in those neighborhoods where poverty […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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) […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]