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    • Miami Vice Blue, Fairhill | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
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Tax diversion bill would preserve homeownership and improve property-tax collection efforts

Community Legal Services says property-tax delinquency is the biggest reason people come to its office seeking assistance right now. But community contributors Catherine Martin and Jonathan Sgro, CLS attorneys who focus…

    • Cocoon | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Row in a Row | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group

Healthy Rowhouse Project wants to help repair 5,000 homes per year

A local group called the Healthy Rowhouse Project announced on Wednesday that it has collected nearly $1 million in grants that it plans to dedicate to protecting Philadelphia’s most important assets:…

    • Fairhill Colors
Eyes on the Street

Homegrown Middle Class: Taking Housing Preservation to Scale

To John Kromer the city's persistent poverty is best tackled at the neighborhood level. In a four-part series of commentaries Kromer, an urban housing and development consultant and former city housing…

    • 4700 block of Sansom St | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
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Housing policy in Philadelphia: We can do better

In this op-ed architect and Design Advocacy Group chair Kiki Bolender makes the case for rowhouse preservation programs as a way to improve resident health and well-being while stabilizing rowhouse blocks.…

    • Paseo Verde
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Homegrown Middle Class: A Neighborhoods Policy for Philadelphia

To John Kromer the city's persistent poverty is best tackled at the neighborhood level. In a four-part series of commentaries Kromer, an urban housing and development consultant and former city housing…

    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze
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Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation

For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation. The…

    • Row in a Row | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Adopt Housing Trust Strategy to Preserve Neighborhood Balance

Community Contributor and former Philadelphia Housing Director John Kromer offers some ideas about how Philly can preserve housing affordability for low- and moderate-income families in ways other than inclusionary requirements for…

    • Adolfina Villanueva Townhouses, on North Franklin Street between West Somerset and Cambria streets.
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Affordable housing rehabs in Fairhill and South Kensington improve 77 units for low-income families

As afforable housing developments age, managing and preserving them, both physically and financially, while neighborhoods change and energy costs rise is becoming a key concern for community developers. Here’s a look…

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