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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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Habitat for Humanity building homes for 5 North Philadelphia families

By Kenneth Moton

Dreams are coming true for families who are literally building their own homes in North Philadelphia. (WPVI)

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Volunteers Renovate Homes for Elderly

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)

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December 16

Just in time for Christmas, a new home

Tears streamed down Rhonda Moore’s face on Monday when she received the keys to her newly-renovated house.

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Philly groups ask for support on ‘Giving Tuesday’

By Sam Newhouse, Metro Philadelphia

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday — but does the holiday work?

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Boots for Building in Philadelphia

A major building project underway in Point Breeze. (WPVI)

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Boots for Building – Philadelphia

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.

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Making Preservation Work in Parkside

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.

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