Hire More Lawyers. Save More Money.
A new report raises an unexpected scenario: The city could save taxpayers $45 million a year by providing lawyers for low-income renters at risk of eviction
Guest Commentary: Abolish Prisons
A lawyer and advocate calls for ending our expensive culture of incarceration—and instead spending money to help prevent many crimes in the first place
Ideas We Should Steal: Helping Tenants Register to Vote
In St. Paul—where voter turnout is already an enviable 75 percent—landlords must give new tenants voter registration info. Could something similar help get more residents to the polls in Philly too?
Guest Commentary: Poor and Needing a Lawyer? Too Bad.
President Trump’s proposal to cut legal aid for low-income Americans could leave thousands of Philadelphians with no legal recourse
Ideas We Should Steal: CityScore
In Boston, two dozen metrics combine to score how the city is doing on a daily basis. Is Philly primed to do the same?