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Neighborhood Revitalization


Local History Comes to Life Through Interactive Art

WHYY highlighted the Brewerytown Sharswood Neighborhood Coalition’s new Play Everywhere Installations in North Philadelphia. Habitat Philadelphia had the opportunity to partner with the coaltion and launch this program which honors local Black legends in an interactive and creative way. 

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Habitat for Humanity building 20 affordable homes in Sharswood

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 2300 block of Oxford Street used to be the site of a housing project until it was demolished a few years ago.  Now, Habitat for Humanity is part of an effort to transform the area.

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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground in North Philadelphia

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Habitat for humanity is at the forefront of a major project, that will bring 20 new affordable homes to one Philadelphia community.

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Habitat for Humanity helps revitalize North Philadelphia neighborhood

By Katherine Scott

Habitat for Humanity helps revitalize North Philadelphia neighborhood. Katherine Scott reports during Action News (WPVI)

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Habitat for Humanity Revitalizes Recreation Center In North Philly

By Tim Jimenez, CBS Philadelphia

A hundred volunteers with Habitat for Humanity spent their day revitalizing the “jewel” of a North Philadelphia neighborhood.

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Giving Back to the Community

Habitat for Humanity is putting its loving touch on a North Philadelphia community.

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Rebuilding Philadelphia Peace Park

Volunteers from Lowes stores teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to spruce up a Sharswoods park. Residents can’t wait for the project to be completed. (Published Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 | Credit: NBC10)

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We Found Some Construction Near Temple That Isn’t Student Housing

OCF Realty

It’s a pretty safe bet that when we see new construction these days in the neighborhoods surrounding Temple, more student housing is on the way. So that was naturally our first and second guess when we spotted some new foundations and framing on 16th Street, just north of Norris.

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Habitat Breaks Ground for New Affordable Housing Project

Kelly A Antonacci, Temple Update

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia (HFHP) broke ground near campus last week for Diamond Park, the organization’s largest project to date.

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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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