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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