Philly housing costs rising faster for poor and middle class than for the wealthy

Share List From: The Philadelphia Tribune Phyllis Chamberlain, executive director of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, said residents may be pushed into substandard housing — in Philadelphia or elsewhere — with potentially lifelong impacts. “There’s evidence that children who experience homelessness and who have to move often have higher baseline symptoms of depression and anxiety….


Hazelwood Initiative buying 63 properties to preserve affordability

Share List From: Pittsburgh Post Gazette An agreement between a neighborhood nonprofit and a local landlord aims to keep 63 homes in redeveloping Hazelwood permanently affordable. There is a signed sales agreement between Hazelwood Initiative and David Cunningham, the neighborhood’s biggest landlord, though the neighborhood development group still needs to raise all the funds to…


Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto wants to focus on development, not politics in 2nd term

Share List By: Bob Bauder , Pittsburgh Tribune Review Published: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 4:54 p.m. During his inauguration Wednesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto plans to outline goals for his next term, including a partnership with major nonprofits and corporations for funding several major initiatives. Peduto, 53, would not identify the projects, saying he was…