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….

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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…

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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…

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