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Volunteers build in West Philadelphia for Women’s Day

6 ABC Action News

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.

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Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia, Lowe’s Team Up For International Women Build Day

CBS Philly

Organizers hope to raise awareness about affordable housing needs facing women around the world.

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January 12

Local Family Gets Forever Home Through Habitat For Humanity

CBS Philly

Saturday’s unveiling was the final home on the 21-unit, $3.7 million project.

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January 12

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia completes Diamond Park development with final home dedication

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.”

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May 13

Invite, convene, repeat — keep the diversity and inclusion conversation going

Mo Manklang , Generocity

May’s OpenAccessPHL meetup focused on topics that are becoming routine — and that’s a good thing.

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April 19

These nonprofits are building a bold partnership model in the Promise Zone

Tony Abraham, Generocity

A number of organizations repairing aging homes in West Philly are laying out a blueprint for a citywide initiative

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April 13

Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground On New Community In North Philadelphia

Reported by By Hadas Kuznits, CBS Philly

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October 28

Repair work fixes homes, lives in Mantua section

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.

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August 13

Habitat For Humanity To Build Five New Affordable Homes In North Philly

Hadas Kuznits, CBS Philly

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How Philly Could Fight Gentrification With Rowhouse Fix-Ups

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.

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