Development without Displacement

Keeping Communities Strong

On Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 150 community members joined together for the launch of our research and legislative priorities report- Development without Displacement: Keeping Communities Strong.

The 2015 report highlights what many Philadelphians have known for years- that the displacement caused by gentrification is having the biggest impact on working people of color. To stabilize communities and end displacement, the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC) called for the establishment of an Anti-Speculation fee on the practice of “flipping houses,” with funds raised from the levy going toward preserving and expanding affordable, accessible houses and green space in gentrifying neighborhoods.  

Since that first release our coalition has  created additional proposals that would generate the needed funds to double the amount of money in the Housing Trust Fund.  Our current report, released in 2017, focuses on the Construction Impact Tax proposal.

To find out more about our research and our proposals, take a look at our reports:

Download our 2017 report-

Creating and Preserving Affordable Housing through a Construction Impact Tax

Download our 2016 report-

Housing Impact Fees: A New Strategy to Keep Communities Strong

Download our 2015 report-

Development Without Displacement: Keeping Communities Strong

 

LATEST NEWS

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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