Housing Justice Campaign
Over the last 20 years, Philadelphia has undergone significant development, attracting higher-income households while neglecting the needs of long-term, low-income residents. With housing costs soaring by as much as 363%, this has resulted in the displacement of many and has particularly impacted communities of color with a loss of 29 – 32% of the African-American population in some city neighborhoods.
Recognizing the fundamental link between affordable housing and economic progress, PCAC is leading the charge with our Housing Justice Campaign. The city raises more then $200 million annually for its housing budget, yet distribution that equitably addresses the pressing needs of the population remains elusive.
Our campaign has one clear goal: to push for passage of legislation requiring 50% of federal, state, and local housing resources to be allocated to households with incomes under $30,000, representing almost one third of Philadelphia.