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What We're Reading: Week of April 17, 2023

What We're Reading

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

One of many vacant lots in South Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
One of many vacant lots in South Philadelphia. (📷 byKimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Four of the mayoral candidates attended a forum on affordable housing hosted by several long-standing citywide housing support organizations, and although one group of activists demonstrated for rent control, none of the candidates responded with a call for rent control

by Aaron Moselle, Updated Apr 20, 2023


Plan Philly: Use of Land Bank properties to expand affordable housing has been a constant theme in the mayoral race, but the administration of the Land Bank has its own obstacles to being an effective source for new housing units

by Aaron Moselle, Apr 13, 2023

A resolution was reached for redevelopment of the site of University City Townhomes that will include a portion of the site being transferred to the City to construct 70 new permanently affordable homes, including a $3.5 million fund from the property owner to maintain affordability

by Aaron Moselle, Updated Apr 19, 2023

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