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Volunteers strapped on their safety goggles to help repair a woman’s home in West Philadelphia! It was part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Lowe’s Home Improvement coming together to perform repairs around the world on this day.
Organizers hope to raise awareness about affordable housing needs facing women around the world.
Saturday’s unveiling was the final home on the 21-unit, $3.7 million project.
by Andrew Seidman, Philadelphia Inquirer
Moments before Niela Collins was presented the keys to her new house, the reality began to set in. “This is a dream come true,” she said Saturday. “I am a homeowner.”
Mo Manklang , Generocity
May’s OpenAccessPHL meetup focused on topics that are becoming routine — and that’s a good thing.
A number of organizations repairing aging homes in West Philly are laying out a blueprint for a citywide initiative
Reported by By Hadas Kuznits, CBS Philly
Residents in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia are receiving much needed help with home repairs and renovations thanks to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Local Initiative Support Corporation.
Hadas Kuznits, CBS Philly
By Alexis Stephens, Next City
Philadelphia has an exceptional supply of cheap, handsome single-family rowhouses. Unfortunately, after years of deferred maintenance or vacancy, many don’t pass the livability test. Those fighting for neighborhood stabilization and strategic long-term planning saw a victory last year when Philly’s city council approved the strategic plan of a new land bank to target the redevelopment of thousands of vacant buildings, lots and other tax-delinquent properties. But questions remain about community agency over the land bank and potential displacement issues.