Affordable Housing

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Affordable Housing Coalition Proposes Fee on Developers

The real estate market in Philadelphia is obviously doing well right now. It seems like every week we’re writing about a new apartment high-rise that […]

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Vacant Properties in Point Breeze To Become Affordable Housing

The trend of socially conscious development continued this week, as the transferral of two Point Breeze properties to the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) was approved by the Philadelphia […]

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Affordable Housing Complex for Artists Breaks Ground in West Philly

West Philly is about to get another apartment complex, but this time it’s not geared toward student foodies or young professionals with money to burn. […]

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NKCDC Kicks Off Renewal of Kensington’s Withering Orinoka Mills

Kensington residents and veteran Market-Frankford Line commuters who continue on past Huntingdon know well the blighted and tagged hulk standing just off Somerset Station at the corner of East Somerset […]

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Orinoka Civic House to Break Ground in October

The New Kensington Development Corporation (NKCDC) announced today that their ambitious revitalization project at the former Orinoka Mills, a dilapidated 19th century textile mill site at East […]

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Op-Ed: Why the So-Called “Affordable Housing Industrial-Complex” Is Actually a Good Thing

(Editor’s note: This op-ed is in response to a column from a Citified insider. The author, Rick Sauer, is executive director of the Philadelphia Association of Community […]

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Slowing Gentrification By Building Up

According to a recent story in Governing, the city of Miami might have found an interesting deterrent against gentrification: Height restrictions on development. Not the creation […]

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Best Way to Help Homeless Families? Give Them Homes

Each year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development conducts a “Point-in-Time” count of the homeless population in areas around the country. The count of Philadelphia homeless […]

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Insider: The Affordable Housing Industrial Complex

(Update: For a counter-argument, check out this op-ed.) (Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. Expect a response to this column […]

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The Brief: Mayor Darrell Clarke Launches Big, Bold Affordable Housing Plan

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from Clarke spokeswoman Jane Roh.) Mayor City Council President Darrell Clarke launches 2,000 unit affordable […]

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Are Urban Progressives Hypocrites?

You know the phrase today’s liberal is tomorrow’s conservative? Well, there’s an opinion piece in the right-leaning City Journal which turns that age-old adage on its head. Essentially, the piece is […]

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The Brief: Don’t Like Chaka Fattah? Pledge to Vote Him Out

1. A new Kickstarter-like site hopes to recruit Democratic challengers to run against Congressman Chaka Fattah next year. The gist: Gregory Naylor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s former chief-of-staff, pleaded […]

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Move Over Millennials — In Philly, Boomers Are Booming

Much has been made of the Millennial “revolution” in this city in recent years, perhaps nowhere more than at this magazine. The attention is probably […]