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

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. There’s data that shows children living in a crowded household are actually less likely to graduate from high school,” Chamberlain said.

Their solution is simple: more investment in affordable housing projects and more housing subsidies for low-income residents.

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