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Philadelphia has a new plan for its 43,000 vacant lots
Next City, Feb 27, 2017

Land Bank revises targets in 2017 strategic plan
PlanPhilly, Jan 23, 2017

The top 5 real estate stories of 2016
PhillyMag, Dec 30, 2016

Gentrifying areas losing affordable rental units at an alarming rate
The Philadelphia Tribune, Dec 27, 2016

Philadelphia’s disappearing low-cost rental housing revealed in Fed gentrification study
Planphilly, Dec 20, 2016

Op-ed: Impact fee on new Philly construction would support affordable housing
Newsorks, Aug 22, 2016

Impact fee on developers proposed to aid low-income residents in path of Philly housing boom
Newsworks, Mar 14, 2016

Can housing impact fees keep neighborhoods affordable?
Al Dia News, Feb 18, 2016

Kenney must make affordable housing a priority
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 18, 2015

As inequality grows in urban America, here’s what Philadelphia can do about it
Newsworks, Dec 15, 2015

Housing: The neglected first-line treatment to end HIV/AIDS
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 4, 2015

Philly should prioritize fair neighborhood development, more green space
Newsworks, Jul 7, 2015

Philly needs anti-speculation tax on “flippers”
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jul 1, 2015

Gentrifying Philadelphia
WHYY, Radio Times, June 8, 2015

How Philadelphia could fight gentrification with rowhouse fix-ups
Next City, Jun 1, 2015

Philly neighborhoods forum asks: how can we achieve a fair future?
Newsworks, May 7, 2015

To assist the poor in gentrifying neighborhoods, an idea to flip over
The Daily News, May 6, 2015

Affordable-housing advocates seek tax on flipped properties
Philadelphia Inquirer Apr 24, 2015

The hard data on gentrification and displacement in Philly
Al Dia News Apr 8, 2015

Philadelphia affordable housing advocates take on gentrification in new report
CBS Philly, Apr 3, 2015

Coalition calls for extra tax on flipped homes to keep long-term residents in homes
The Daily News, Apr 1, 2015

Keep Philly Affordable!
Progressive Philly Rising, Mar 31, 2015

Advocates for affordable communities call for anti-speculation tax
Planphilly, Mar 31, 2015

Philadelphia Land Bank releases first strategic plan
Philadelphia Tribune, Oct 19, 2014

Will Philly Land Bank help regular folks?
The Daily News, Oct 15, 2014

Could the Land Bank plan be better?
Philly Mag, Oct 15 2014

Land Bank holds hearing on strategic plan
PlanPhilly, Oct 15, 2014

Advocates call to  strengthen Land Bank
PlanPhilly, Oct 14, 2014

Philadelphia can gentrify while protecting residents
Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct 1, 2014

New City Council bills focus on housing affordability, zoning remapping
Plan Philly, Sept  11, 2014

Progressive coalition looks to promote ‘development without displacement’
Plan Philly, Sept 11, 2014

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Join the Phila. Coalition for Affordable Communities for a film screening and interactive workshop to learn about the Civil Rights roots of the Community Land Trust movement and about what is happening to build this movement in Philadelphia.

We will be at Liberty Resources (112 N. 8th St.) on the 2nd Floor in the Wade Blank Room.




* About the film: Arc of Justice traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles.

NCI was created in 1969 in Albany, Georgia by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including Congressman John Lewis, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod, to help secure economic independence for African American families. For 15 years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres, the largest tract of land in the United States owned by African Americans at the time, but racist opposition prevented them from implementing plans to build 500 affordable homes as part of their community land trust. You can learn more at: www.arcofjusticefilm.com
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The Civil Rights Roots of Community Land Trusts

June 28, 2017, 6:00pm - June 28, 2017, 7:00pm

112 N 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2422, United States

Join the Phila. Coalition for Affordable Communities for a film screening and interactive workshop to learn about the Civil Rights roots of the Community Land Trust movement and about what is happening to build this movement in Philadelphia. We will be at Liberty Resources (112 N. 8th St.) on the 2nd Floor in the Wade Blank Room. * About the film: Arc of Justice traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. (NCI) in southwest Georgia, a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles. NCI was created in 1969 in Albany, Georgia by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, including Congressman John Lewis, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod, to help secure economic independence for African American families. For 15 years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres, the largest tract of land in the United States owned by African Americans at the time, but racist opposition prevented them from implementing plans to build 500 affordable homes as part of their community land trust. You can learn more at: www.arcofjusticefilm.com

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Tomorrow night! Join the PHL Assembled Reconstructions team for a house raising ceremony and celebration at the "Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood" site. ... See MoreSee Less

Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood / Housewarming Celebration

June 1, 2017, 5:30pm - June 1, 2017, 8:00pm

Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood

Join us for a house-raising ceremony and housewarming celebration as we put the finishing touches on the framework for an affordable house at the “Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood” site at Tillmon Community Garden in Olde/South Kensington. The evening will feature the performance of "Neighbors?" a Philadelphia scene grappling with gentrification and displacement, scripted by playwright Mona Washington and performed by Tony Kamani and Asaki Kuruma. This site is realized in collaboration with affordable housing advocates including Women's Community Revitalization Project, Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities, Healthy Rowhouse Project, and Tillmon Garden. The program includes contributions from featured artists and collaborators Lisa Adjei, Betty Leacraft, Brujo de la Mancha, Staci Moore, Tieshka K Smith, Denise Valentine, and Mona R. Washington.

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