affordable-housing

‘Housing is not infrastructure. Housing is housing,’ Pa.’s Toomey says as mayors plead for help to alleviate housing crisis

BY: - June 16, 2021

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said that he was concerned that affordable housing is becoming out of reach for families.

‘I moved into systemic racism’: Pittsburghers speak out on displacement of Black residents

BY: - May 9, 2021

Activists want the city to use $200 million in federal stimulus money to be used for building affordable housing for East Liberty, Homewood, and Lincoln-Larimer area residents who have been displaced.

How rising rents and renovations have displaced Pittsburghers and added to the city’s ongoing issues with gentrification

BY: - May 4, 2021

As Pittsburgh draws more jobs in the tech and health care fields, it becomes a more desirable city for real estate investment wishing to profit off of neighborhoods’ increased area median incomes.

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans proposes $63 billion plan to bolster housing and stabilize communities

BY: - April 3, 2021

The Philadelphia Democrat's seeks to develop affordable housing, stabilize communities and sustain homeownership.

Federal judge: Philly is ‘permitted, but not required’ to dissolve protest encampments

BY: - August 26, 2020

The city must provide protesters with at least 72 hours notice to leave, and provide storage and safekeeping for their belongs, a judge said.

Kenney’s deadline to disband camps passes as protesters remain

BY: - August 19, 2020

Samantha Rise, a supporter of the encampment, said Kenney’s order was a “slap in the face” and he was ignoring the needs of those in the camps.

Philly Mayor Kenney sets deadline to evict 2 protest encampments

BY: - August 17, 2020

Officials have given protesters until 9 am. Tuesday to vacate their encampments. Right now, organizers for the camps are refusing to move.

Negotiations at an ‘impasse’ between city and encampment leaders

BY: - August 15, 2020

After months of negotiations Philadelphia officials and organizers of two pro-affordable housing encampments are no closer to striking a deal.

Sharswood residents, business owners say North Philly encampment has ‘hijacked’ the community

BY: - August 11, 2020

A vacant lot on the cusp of development in a troubled North Philadelphia neighborhood has pitted community members against affordable housing advocates protesting on the property.

Less than half of Pa.’s millennials own a home | The Numbers Racket

BY: - August 3, 2020

According to the new report, the national homeownership rate is 63.9 percent. For millennials, that rate is just 39.5 percent. In Pennsylvania, that number is slightly higher: 43.8 percent of millennials own homes. 

Mixed-income housing project divides Baptist church and East Oak Lane neighborhood

BY: - July 3, 2020

A years-long bid to build mixed-income housing units in East Oak Lane has pitted a Baptist church against its neighborhood.

COVID-19 in Philly: City Council members to introduce emergency housing package

BY: - May 1, 2020

The Emergency Housing Protection Act, composed of six bills and one resolution, will be introduced during a council meeting on Friday.