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What We're Reading: 10/1/18

Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:

WHYY: Pennsylvania posts historically strong state revenue collections

By Robert Brod, October 1, 2018

State revenues reached a new high for the first quarter of this fiscal year.

WHYY: Philadelphia aims to increase number of contracts awarded to minority-owned firms

By Tom MacDonald, October 1, 2018

The City of Philadelphia kicks of Minority Enterprise week, to boost minority participation in city contracting.

Plan Philly: Pew finds most poor Philly renters receive no public assistance

By Jake Blumgart, September 26, 2018

A key finding of Pew’s recent study on poverty in Philadelphia is the need for shallow rent subsidies for low-income tenants who are paying over 50% of their income in rent.

National Building Museum: Robert Campbell, FAIA and Inga Saffron Named 18th Laureates of Vincent Scully Prize

October 2, 2018

Inga Saffron to receive the Vincent Scully prize of the National Building Museum.

Plan Philly: City Council passes $71M housing bill

By Jake Blumgart, October 4, 2018

Package of affordable housing bills passes Council.

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