Ideas We Should Steal: Treat Homelessness as a Health Issue
While the City and advocates continue negotiations over the homeless encampment on the Parkway, Denver and New Jersey demonstrate some much-needed new thinking
Ideas We Should Steal: RIP Medical Debt
A third of Americans have medical bills they cannot pay. A New York nonprofit has helped eliminate $2 billion of that debt for the poorest of them
Poverty-fighting programs have spent millions in Philly—but the numbers of poor people remain high. GreenLight Fund supports data-based programs that have proven to make a real difference
A Green Stimulus for Philly
Penn’s resident climate wonk co-wrote a letter urging Congress to green its pandemic response. Could the public investments he supports help solve Philly’s poverty epidemic, too?
Benefits Data Trust wades through the confusing rules governing welfare programs and links those in poverty with benefits. They’re needed now more than ever.
Data For Kids
Philly is stealing an evidenced-based idea from other cities and forming a cabinet for children. Will that move the needle on our 35-percent child poverty rate?
Making Work Pay
City Council unanimously passed Allan Domb’s wage tax rebate for low-income workers. This, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, is exactly the right moment for Mayor Kenney to sign it into law
Taking On The Opportunity Gap
Legendary educator and activist Geoffrey Canada on how to move the needle on poverty and equity, and why he’s with Bloomberg