The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities is calling for the passage of a package of bills that will create new resources to expand and protect affordability in neighborhoods undergoing gentrification.
We agree with Darrell L. Clarke: "If the city is truly serious about equitable growth - one of the main reasons we created the Land Bank in the first place - then it must offer incentives much more selectively and strategically." ... See MoreSee Less
By Darrell L. Clarke Three years after the creation of the Philadelphia Land Bank, fewer than 50 vacant tax-delinquent properties have been acquired for reuse - out of thousands of eligible lots that depress neighborhoods and burden taxpayers.
"The issue of affordable housing got a vigorous airing at the early January hearing, in part because the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities packed the conference room. Many of their coalition members wore brightly colored shirts and offered moving testimony about the difficulty of finding affordable housing in their neighborhoods." Thanks for the coverage, PlanPhilly! ... See MoreSee Less