affordable housing

Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials are scheduled to meet Thursday with organizers of two protest encampments — on the Ben Franklin Parkway and in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia — in hopes of closing the camps voluntarily. Read more here.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 21, 2020 - 5:58 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he met with organizers of a protest encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Monday, and he’s hopeful it will be gone soon. Read more here.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
The City of Philadelphia has decided not to remove the homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, after all. They were supposed to dismantle and remove it on Friday. Read more here.
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The tent encampment at Von Colln Field on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway doubles as a protest for homeless rights, but neighbors have raised concerns over sanitation.
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Pat Loeb
July 10, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Philadelphia officials say they have posted a notice of closure at an encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway that’s protesting the lack of affordable housing, after weeks of negotiations with the organizers fell apart. Read more here.
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A tent encampment along the Ben Franklin Parkway has also come to double as a protest against housing inequities.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 13, 2020 - 6:32 pm
A tent encampment to bring attention to homelessness and housing inequities in Philadelphia has popped up along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Read more here.
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
November 13, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Only one state in the nation, North Dakota, has a bank owned and operated by the government. Other states, like California, are considering the concept as a way to provide a lower cost alternative to the private sector, and New Jersey is the latest to join that list. Read more here.
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The former Edison High School, now the Edison 64 Veterans Community.
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Paul Kurtz
November 11, 2019 - 4:30 am
A new housing development exclusively for low-income veterans is almost full, several months after opening on the site of the old Edison High School.
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This June 27, 2019, file photo shows a man holding a bicycle tire outside of a tent along a street in San Francisco. Apple said Monday, Nov. 4, that it's committing $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis.
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AP News
November 04, 2019 - 11:29 am
Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California's housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in the region they call home.
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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.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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.
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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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