“We Buy Houses.” Philadelphians Lose Out.

According to a new report by Drexel Metro Finance, investors prey on homeowners in distressed communities. That could mean hundreds of millions of dollars lost citywide

By Bruce Katz, Ben Preis, Kevin Gillen

Who Is Allan Domb?

The realtor/businessman is a two-term At-Large Councilmember who is now running for mayor. Here's what we know about him.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

The Rising Threat to Homeowners

One quarter of all home sales in Philly are to corporate investors, not residents. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director joins the Reinvestment Fund in laying out why that matters — and what can be done to stem the tide


Generation Change Philly: The Home Maker

Developer Mo Rushdy made his reputation on high-end luxury homes. Now, he’s turned his considerable talents to creating generational wealth for low- to middle-income Philadelphians

By Courtney DuChene

The Surprising Truth

18 months into the controversial Opportunity Zone tax incentive for distressed neighborhoods, some hopeful lessons...and some remaining questions

By Ross Baird and Bruce Katz

Guest Commentary: Mayor Kenney, Who Are You Going to Fire?

A court ruled that the City illegally taxed property owners nearly $50 million. A good government watchdog wonders who will be held accountable

By Brett Mandel

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 Blatt Press

“We Can’t Waste This Moment”

Finally, a business leader has a plan to bring jobs to Philadelphia. Is anyone going to follow Jerry Sweeney’s lead?

By Larry Platt