Ideas We Should Steal: Open Checkbook
Cities like New York and Pittsburgh allow the public to view every local government expenditure online. City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart wants to make that happen here, too
CHOP and the Virus
The hospital’s PolicyLab has made news with its innovative tool to track Covid-19 outbreak
Who is—And Who Isn’t—Distributing PPP Loans
Community development financial institutions like North Philly’s Beech Business Bank invest in inner city mom-and-pop businesses. So why weren’t they giving out federal Paycheck Protection Program funds?
Ideas We Should Steal: Help for Renters and Landlords
A New Jersey landlord waived the rent for his tenants over the next three months—something most property owners probably can’t afford. How can both sides get relief?
Benefits Data Trust wades through the confusing rules governing welfare programs and links those in poverty with benefits. They’re needed now more than ever.
Modeling The Pandemic
Penn Medicine and Code for Philly have developed a tool that predicts local hospital surges due to Covid-19. Its ultimate accuracy depends on you
DIY Life Saving
As the City works to cement a manufacturing deal for medical protective gear, a volunteer team of designers and makers has jumped in to do their part
Philly Biotech Is On It
Will Center City’s Biomeme, and other local medical research facilities, be part of the national solution to the coronavirus?