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We know how to solve Philly’s housing crisis. We just need to do it.

We’re proud of what we’ve done to address affordable housing issues in Philadelphia. However, with thousands of families lacking affordable housing, 5,700 people living in homeless shelters or on the streets, and some even taking over vacant buildings, there is far more work to be done. The crisis demands immediate action with ...

Heartbroken; but our spirit and commitment to justice remains unbroken

Across the nation, and here at home in Philly, the events of the past weeks have been devastating. The brutal and senseless murder of George Floyd, following the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor; the righteous anger over police practices and systemic racism that led to their deaths, and many who preceded them; the charged confrontations ...

Testimony Regarding Proposed Annual Action Plan (City Fiscal Year 2021/HUD Program Year 2020)

We bear witness to the devastation of anger-fueled theft and fire on our commercial corridors and the perhaps irreparable harm done to businesses owned by African-Americans, other people of color, immigrants and other local entrepreneurs who had invested their hearts and souls into their businesses. Let us call out by name the underlying causes of ...