Guest Commentary: Vote “Yes” to More Housing Trust Funds
Ballot Question #4 this fall asks Philly voters to approve more money for affordable housing. The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations says it’s what we need now.
Guest Commentary: The Answer to Our Housing Crisis
A building industry official contends City Council’s proposal for “inclusionary housing” will make it harder to increase Philly's stock of affordable homes. But, he says, there is a solution: Building on public land
How Deliberate Planning Can Make Housing Fairer in Philly
Mayor Kenney has the chance to shape housing policy for years to come through the City’s next Comprehensive Plan. Philly 3.0’s engagement director looks to New York for a smart approach.
A Luxury Philly Can’t Afford
City Council’s housing policy power grab is crippling Philly’s big-picture goals on affordability and climate. Where, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, is Mayor Kenney in all this?
Fighting Crime Through…Home Repairs?
According to new Penn research, home improvements can cut homicides by nearly 22 percent. Philly 3.0’s engagement director breaks down what that means for Philly
What Philly Should Watch For in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
Now is the time to implement major infrastructure and transportation changes that will benefit Philadelphians
Leaving Money on the Table
Rising house prices should mean rising tax revenue to help close Philly’s budget gap. Too bad, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, the City’s property office is still too dysfunctional to reassess values
Ideas We Should Steal: Desegregating the Region
A Connecticut coalition is fighting housing discrimination, and its effects, by taking on a little-understood piece of bureaucracy: zoning laws. Could a similar approach make for a more equitable Philly region?