The Surprising Truth
18 months into the controversial Opportunity Zone tax incentive for distressed neighborhoods, some hopeful lessons...and some remaining questions
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
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
“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?
The Citizen Updates: The Real Estate Disruptor
Mike Maher’s Houwzer takes on D.C. and practices philanthropy before profitability
The Opposite of Gentrification
Jumpstart Germantown, brainchild of developer Ken Weinstein, trains local residents to be their own community developers
Philly’s Middle Class Housing Problem
Why is the city so complacent about affordable homes for its middle income residents?
Meet The Disruptor: Mike Maher
The CEO and co-founder of Houwzer is challenging traditional home buying practices—while seeking to do good