Sending neighbors a check whenever a nearby building goes up would send the message that everyone should benefit from growth

By Jon Geeting

Death to the Single Family Home

In the first of a series, an urban affairs expert explores ways to solve the affordable housing crisis in Philadelphia. Hint: It involves less home ownership

By Diana Lind

Running To A Fresh Start

At its 10 year mark, Philly-based Back on My Feet has improbably shown how running can help the homeless regain their footing

By Quinn O'Callaghan




Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

at Locus Partners @ Industrious

Join the discussion and help create a diverse Philadelphia for everybody to enjoy.

Do Something: Rock Out for Homeless Women

A cookout and concert Saturday benefits local women experiencing homelessness. Plus, the three-day MOVE conference, a performance by Cuban flaneur Tania Bruguera and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week

By Josh Middleton

Rebuilding Philadelphia, Together

A local non-profit supported and powered by banks and corporations helps low-income homeowners make much-needed repairs

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Furnishing Lives

Philadelphia Furniture Bank gives furniture to the city’s most vulnerable, free of charge—because home is about more than just four walls

By Quinn O'Callaghan

The Citizen Recommends: Sleep out with Covenant House

The city’s shelter for homeless youth is expanding, but more needs to be done. Join them by sleeping outside on a cardboard box to help out

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Sunday Love Project

Fishtown resident Margaux Murphy started buying meals for the homeless on Christmas two years ago. Now she serves home-cooked lunches to 200 needy people every Sunday

By Saurav Upadhyay

Do Something: Ride Bikes, Feed the Homeless

PMA Bike Riders pedal pie to the homeless around Philadelphia. Plus, munch on ugly fruits and veggies, grow your neighborhood and more ways to satiate your need for good citizenship this week

By Josh Middleton