The Development without Displacement Blog

Stories from the campaign

PCAC Disrupts First Day of City Council

The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Housing packed city council chambers on September 10th  in an action to remind City Council not to delay passing legislation that would increase affordable, accessible housing and green space. At the drop of council president... read more

Open Letter to Pope Francis

The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities c/o Women’s Community Revitalization Project 100 West Oxford Street, Suite E-2300 Philadelphia, PA 19122 August 12, 2015 His Holiness, Pope Francis Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City Your Holiness: We are honored... read more

College Grads Need to Double Their Income to Afford Philly

Recently released data from national housing experts paints a troubling picture of housing affordability in Philadelphia. Our report Development without Displacement contains substantial evidence of the real impact a rapidly rising cost of living has exacted on... read more

Will Our New Leaders Gentrify Philly?

The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities has been paying close attention to this primary election. Our Development without Displacement campaign’s goal of securing more money for affordable accessible housing and urban agriculture will need strong City... read more

Primary Election Will Impact Neighborhood Affordability

The Primary Election is next week (Tuesday, May 19th) and Philadelphians have an opportunity to elect (or re-elect) members of City Council, along with a new Mayor. Who gets elected will have a profound impact on the future of our city, as they will decide which... read more

“Philadelphia’s New Boom” Only Benefits the Wealthy

With words like “glam,” building “pedigree,” “hot” neighborhoods, and “luxification,” Philadelphia Magazine’s Philadelphia’s New Boom article clearly highlights who is going to benefit from our city’s revitalization- the wealthy. The investments are a sign that our... read more

Development without Displacement Arrives at City Council

On the morning of September 11th, more than 60 of our members launched our Development without Displacement campaign by attending the first City Council Meeting of the fall session. We announced our campaign with numbers, and showed our collective unity by filling the... read more

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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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