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What legislation did Gov. Tom Wolf approve or veto during budget season?

BY: - July 13, 2022

In a flurry of budget season legislation, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed bills dealing with poll watchers, transgender athletes, and energy policy and approved laws on election funding, affordable housing and a loophole that can let people who commit serious crimes get away with a ticket.

Andrea Custis, President & CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia. — TribunePhoto/Abdul R. Sulayman

Urban League of Philadelphia gets $350K for housing program

BY: - June 25, 2022

Whether you want to be a first time homebuyer or are facing eviction because of a job loss due to the pandemic, the Urban League of Philadelphia’s housing counseling program can help.

Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program

BY: - April 30, 2022

The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).

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Affordable housing is harder to find, leaving renters asking: Where do we go? | Opinion

BY: - March 23, 2022

Workers have faced stagnant wages for the past 40 years. Yet rent has steadily increased during that time.

Philly Council moves to preserve affordable housing in University City neighborhood

BY: - March 12, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Council has approved legislation requiring the inclusion of affordable housing in future developments of the University City Townhomes in West Philadelphia. Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, who sponsored the proposal, said that 20% of houses in the development will be offered at an affordable rent. Last year, the owners of University […]

Majority of Americans say affordable housing is a problem | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 28, 2022

Forty-nine percent of respondents to the Pew study said that affordable housing is a major problem in their local community, while another 36 percent said it was a minor problem in their local community. 

In Philadelphia, tangled titles are derailing home-buying dreams

BY: - February 16, 2022

Tracey Gordon, register of wills for Philadelphia County, said there are 10K tangled titles in the city, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. .

Black homeownership in Philadelphia lags whites, new report finds

BY: - December 14, 2021

That's partly because of a legacy of racism, the report by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia concluded.

Philly Housing Authority looks for affordable housing in city’s Brewerytown neighborhood

BY: - December 7, 2021

The PHA is looking for developers to rehabilitate 59 vacant homes in an area between Ridge and Glenwood avenues and 24th and 30th streets.

‘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.