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

By Jon Geeting

“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

By Josh Kruger

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

By Karen Harvey

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Bruce Katz

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

By Jon Geeting

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?

By Christine Speer Lejeune

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

By Jon Geeting