What We're Reading: Week of March 23, 2020


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


City of Philadelphia: The City has set up a special website landing page for updated information on how the City is responding to the crisis, including information on reduced, delayed and cancelled services and functions

by Phila Dept of Health, Updated March 26 2020


WHYY: Deed transfers in Philadelphia can continue online, enabling most of the title companies to continue with closings, but the counties aren’t all in as good a position to transfer to electronic filings or deed searches

by Ryan Briggs, March 26, 2020


WHYY: The ability and ease of shutting down active construction sites during mandatory stay-at-home orders varies by building type and stage of construction

by Jake Blumgart, March 26, 2020


AP: The Federal Reserve Bank steps up, buying an unprecedented volume of Treasury notes and mortgage backed securities  

by Christopher Rugaber, March 23, 2020


WHYY: Penn researchers examine the role of urban design during pandemics and natural disasters

by Meir Rinde, March 26, 2020


WHYY: Mayor Kenney announced two forms of cash assistance as part of his FY 21 budget to help low income tenants who are “rent-burdened” to meet their monthly expenses, this ahead of the pressures of the coronavirus.  The schedule for budget hearings has not yet been announced.  The two pilot programs will be monitored to determine which is more effective

by Jake Blumgart, March 7, 2020



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