Point Breeze: Looking Down The Line For This Community

Point Breeze: Looking Down The Line For This Community

Back on a cold day in January, Steve Sabo sat by his desk as the sunlight came down through the windows of the Point Breeze Community Development Corporation building at 20th and Federal streets. “It gets pretty warm here in the afternoon with the sun beating in,” he said, smiling as he joked that it saves money […]

 

Point Breeze and Grays Ferry: People to Know

Point Breeze and Grays Ferry: People to Know

Family, home, work and recreation are the building blocks of a strong community. A functional, healthy community needs dedicated leaders. Some leaders foster new businesses and encourage homeowners, while others provide a safe haven for youth and new immigrants. Meet the men and women working block-by-block to make Point Breeze and Grays Ferry better places […]

 By Liz Roper and Valerie Rubinsky

South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Develop Neighborhood

South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Develop Neighborhood

[vimeo 25601675] Earlier this month, a joint project between Community Ventures and South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. Inc. won affordable housing home ownership rehabilitation program funding through the Office of Housing and Community Development. The project is the construction of 11, three-story, three-to-four bedroom homes in Point Breeze, priced between $110,000 and $180,000 per house. “This project […]