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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.
By Kenneth Moton
Dreams are coming true for families who are literally building their own homes in North Philadelphia. (WPVI)
More than a dozen elderly people in Northeast Philadelphia are living in spruced-up homes thanks to some dedicated young residents. (Published Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 | Credit: NBC10)
Tears streamed down Rhonda Moore’s face on Monday when she received the keys to her newly-renovated house.
By Sam Newhouse, Metro Philadelphia
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday — but does the holiday work?
A major building project underway in Point Breeze. (WPVI)
In September 2014 members of Team Rubicon, Student Veterans of America, and The Mission Continues assisted Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia with construction on 4 new homes for some worthy new homeowners.
By Michaek Buozis
A little more than a decade ago, Lorraine Gomez and her husband, Gerald, both military veterans, decided to leave the South Jersey suburbs and move back to Gomez’s old neighborhood in Parkside. “Why live with all this overhead when we can live in a beautiful place?” asks Gomez, who lives in a historic Victorian rowhouse on Viola Street, just a block south of Parkside Avenue and West Fairmount Park.