One Step Forward

First Step Staffing connects vulnerable people with jobs. Then, it ensures they keep them

By Jill Harkins

Help the Homeless in Philadelphia

We round up 15 ways to help the homeless in Philly—from donating time and money to building homes and simply lending an ear

By Josh Middleton

Putting Art To Work

Mural Arts paid 430 homeless Philadelphians $22,000 to paint a mural in Suburban Station and access social services. Their efforts, and a city pilot, aim to help even more people in need

By Patrick Bilow

Council’s Housing Reactionaries

As Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, why is City Council ducking the voter-approved process for zoning changes?

By Jon Geeting

Ideas We Should Steal: Neighbor-powered realty co-ops

In Minneapolis, neighbors joined together to develop property in their community. Jessica Press wonders if that approach could ensure Philly residents benefit from their changing neighborhoods too?

The Nowak Urban Innovation Award Goes to…

The Women's Community Revitalization Project won $50,000 to bring "development without displacement" to Grays Ferry

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Updates: Stepwise

Formerly FixList, the startup has grown in size and scope while remaining true to its mission: to empower anyone with the real estate know-how to make their deal—and our city—thrive

By Jessica Press

Shining a Light On Land Sales

As the City rethinks how it sells valuable vacant land, Philly 3.0's engagement director suggests something radical: Telling the truth about the process

By Jon Geeting