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.
"On the renter side, the number of cost-burdened households rose by 3.6 million from 2008 to 2014, to 21.3 million. Even more troubling, the number with severe burdens (paying more than 50 percent of income for housing) jumped by 2.1 million to a record 11.4 million." ... See MoreSee Less
"The learning group ended up identifying five gentrification priorities, each with corresponding programs, policies and actions: 1. Protect renters and prevent displacement. 2. Intervene to stop speculators. 3. Produce and preserve affordable housing. 4. Maintain or increase the economic diversity of neighborhoods. 5. Preserve the cultural identity of neighborhoods." ... See MoreSee Less
Can you prevent or turn around gentrification of a neighborhood, thus improving it without driving out low-income residents? This Boston forum explored the answer to that question and discovered many positive tactics that can help.
Are you or folks in your community facing poor or deteriorating living conditions in your home? Is your rent being raised or are rents on the rise in your neighborhood?
Join Right To The City Alliance and Homes For All Wednesday June 22, 2016 for a national training to discuss and explore the tactic of Withholding Rent to fight poor living conditions or withholding unaffordable rent increases to fight displacement.
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