‘Housing is not infrastructure. Housing is housing,’ Pa.’s Toomey says as mayors plead for help to alleviate housing crisis
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Emergency Housing Protection Act, composed of six bills and one resolution, will be introduced during a council meeting on Friday.