affordable housing

Tiny houses are gaining ground in Philadelphia: A homeless services group broke ground on one last week in Port Richmond, and another group is looking to establish a cluster of them in West Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
July 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tiny houses are gaining ground in Philadelphia. A homeless services group broke ground on one last week in Port Richmond, and another group is looking to establish a cluster of them in West Philadelphia. Tiny houses may have started out as a lifestyle choice, but as...
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Construction of 83 affordable units is underway in Sharswood.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
May 10, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 2300 block of Oxford Street used to be the site of a housing project until it was demolished a few years ago. Now, Habitat for Humanity is part of an effort to transform the area. The organization is building 20 affordable homes in the Sharswood neighborhood, an...
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Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
March 15, 2019 - 10:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - It's being called a first-of-its kind project, bringing together affordable housing, health care and social services to one community. Methodist Services and Inglis are the forces behind what will be known as Inglis Methodist Gardens, a $16 million development that...
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The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where residents are eager to move back in. Located at 22nd and Oxford streets, the Blumberg 83...
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NACA
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
November 30, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is a push to help more Philadelphians become first-time home owners. Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America's home ownership event is a four step program aimed at turning low and moderate income people from home renters to owners. This weekend NACA is...
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City Council gave final approval to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave final approval Thursday to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest. Keeping housing affordable as the population grows and older homes deteriorate is a thorny problem that most big cities across the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
Courtesy of Paul Gluck
Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has approved new affordable housing legislation, this time with no new taxes. Council has been trying for more than a year to create a way to keep low-income homeowners in neighborhoods that are changing, either through neglect or the opposite...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 13, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will not impose a tax on new construction . City Council has withdrawn a bill it passed in June imposing the tax. But developers can't rest easy yet. The tax was intended to fund affordable housing. Mayor Jim Kenney opposed it but supported its aim so, in...
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City Hall Chief of Staff Jim Engler
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Pat Loeb
September 12, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council returns to work Thursday after a summer recess. Although City Council passed a bill imposing a 1 percent tax on new construction to pay for affordable housing back in June, they are still negotiating with Mayor Jim Kenney, who opposes it. He must make a...
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Centennial Village
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A West Philadelphia neighborhood is celebrating the opening of a housing development that is more than a decade in the making. Fifty-one affordable housing rental units now sit at the corner of 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in the Parkside section of...
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