Social Issues: “There Is An Affordable Housing Crisis That Confronts The City In Some Real Ways.”

Social Issues: “There Is An Affordable Housing Crisis That Confronts The City In Some Real Ways.”

Kelvin Jeremiah, the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, has brought unique ideas from previous stops in Springfield, Massachusetts and New York City to help develop better living conditions for some of Philadelphia’s low-income citizens.   How did you get started with the Philadelphia Housing Authority? So I came to the PHA about […]

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Northwest Philadelphia: Jumpstart Germantown Looks to Revitalize the Community One Property at a Time

Northwest Philadelphia: Jumpstart Germantown Looks to Revitalize the Community One Property at a Time

Jumpstart Germantown is a redevelopment program that was established in April, 2014 by Mount Airy real estate developer Ken Weinstein. The organization tackles the problems of blighted properties in the Northwest by training a new generation of developers how to invest in and revitalize real estate. “I liked taking junk, something like old buildings, and doing […]

 By Kimberly Wagner, Sherrell Williams and Kevin Yorke

Strawberry Mansion: Housing Mobile Maintenance

Strawberry Mansion: Housing Mobile Maintenance

“Build beyond expectations.” That is the goal the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Mobile Maintenance Crew hopes to reach every time they drive to Strawberry Mansion. They are union workers from Laborers Local Union 332 who have partnered with the PHA in efforts to keep properties clean in low-income areas. The main focus is to maintain the […]