The Citizen Updates: Our Closet
The nonprofit continues to provide clothing—and dignity—for Philadelphians from all walks of life
Ideas We Should Steal: Security Deposit Alternatives
An option for a security deposit insurance program is helping landlords and tenants fill 400,000 apartments nationwide, including some in Philly. Should it become law here, as it is in Cincinnati?
The Truth on the Ground
The winners of last year’s Jeremy Nowak Urban Innovation Award took a deep dive into Grays Ferry. Here’s what they learned.
How to Not be San Francisco
Pro-housing activist and Philly native Sonja Trauss on how her hometown can avoid the pitfalls of Bay Area unaffordability. Yes, it might involve more building
The Citizen Updates: Sunday Love Project
The hunger-fighting organization has partnered with a Philly restaurant vet to train people who desperately need jobs: those experiencing homelessness
Ideas We Should Steal: A Fairer Evictions Court
Proposed legislation would provide free lawyers for Philly tenants at risk of evictions, similar to how defendants are guaranteed counsel in criminal court. Could it help even the playing field here, as it has in New York City?
How to Help the Hungry in Philadelphia
There are a host of easy ways to help the hungry in Philadelphia—from donating food and volunteering to organizing a food drive with friends
Business for Good: Shift Capital’s J-Centrel
The social-minded developer's newest project will offer residents a rent break to volunteer in Kensington. Could it solve the problem of gentrification?