Houses for the Poorest? Or for Middle Class Philadelphians?
We can have both, Philly 3.0’s engagement director argues — if the City can get out of its own way
“Homeless?” “Unhoused?” Who Cares?
What you call our neighbors who live on the street doesn’t matter, a writer who was homeless argues. What matters is that we have the means to bring them inside — but choose not to
Guest Commentary: Does Philly Need Rent Control?
Philadelphia once led the country on keeping rents down — and, says the director of our city’s Rent Control Coalition, we can do it again
Ideas We Should Steal: Grassroots Housing Reparations
A rapper-turned-community activist is preserving Black wealth in Portland, the Whitest big city in America, by helping homeowners repair — and therefore stay — in their homes
Turning Offices Into Homes
Nearly half of all Center City office space is vacant, while the need for available housing persists. Drexel’s Metro Finance head offers lessons from other cities on how to bridge that gap
Cherelle Parker Can Solve Our Housing Crisis
The presumptive Mayor-elect has pledged to build 30,000 new affordable homes. Philly 3.0’s engagement editor lays out how a growth machine agenda could help her get there
The Unbearable Cost of Togetherness
Low wages and growing inequality have put football games, the Shore, and so much more out of reach for regular Philadelphians. Can we get back what we have lost?
Supply, Stability and Subsidy
Philly 3.0’s engagement director on how a growth machine agenda under the next mayor could finally address the city’s housing crisis