What We're Reading: Week of December 16, 2019

December 30, 2019


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


Plan Philly: The City of Philadelphia settled a discriminatory home lending suit with Wells Fargo to provide funds for down payment assistance and foreclosure prevention

by Jake Blumgart, December 16, 2019


Inquirer: The latest five year census neighborhood survey shows that while Philadelphia incomes are increasing on average citywide, more neighborhoods have seen declines than have seen improvement in income

by Alfred Lubrano, Updated December 19, 2019


Plan Philly: Construction permits hit a 12 year high in 2019 in Philadelphia, but nowhere near the all-time high set in 1925

by Ryan Briggs, December 24, 2019


Inquirer: As part of a Community Benefit Agreement, Post Brothers hit high minority hiring goals by doing outreach to train neighborhood residents to take a variety of skilled construction positions

by Inga Saffron, Updated December 19, 2019


Brian Dries, of Ceisler Media, sums up the end of one City Council session and the start of a new four year session

by Brian Dries, December 16, 2019


The Pew Charitable Trusts looks at how Philadelphia fared over the past decade compared to nine peer cities on a series of metrics

by Pew Charitable Trusts's Philadelphia Research Initiative, December 3, 2019


The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia looks at why wage growth has lagged job growth in the region

by Michael Shields, December 11, 2019


Philly Tribune: Council President Clarke sets out plan to reduce poverty in Philadelphia over the next four years, and looks at related legislation from the past four years

by Michael D'Onofrio, December 28, 2019

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