North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in North Philadelphia unite to protest renting practices. Munira Edens has moved five times in the last five years, and the North Philadelphia resident is tired of dealing with "deplorable living conditions." "I've had slum lords. I've moved in houses and I...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would expand legal representation for tenants facing eviction. The bill would grant anyone facing an eviction proceeding the right to a lawyer. It follows the creation of a legal defense...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
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Pat Loeb
March 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A team of researchers have released their report on how Philadelphia conducted the eviction of drug-addicted homeless people from two encampments in Kensington last May, and the team generally gave the city's approach high marks. Lead researcher Steve Metraux says the...
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 A Camden County nonprofit gets a $530,000 federal grant to help reduce homelessness in the area.
Antionette Lee
January 03, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden County nonprofit gets a $530,000 federal grant to help reduce homelessness in the area. Barbara Wanzer, director of the Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity, Inc., says homelessness doesn't have a season, but this grant will help to save many...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Evictions rates are high across the country but Philadelphia's is 1.5 times the national average. The Philadelphia Bar Association has a proposal they think will help and save the city some money. The Bar Association got consultant Neil Steinkamp to do a study about...
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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia task force has developed a plan for reducing evictions in the city, an occurrence officials say is at crisis levels. The plan takes the novel approach of considering landlords' struggles as well as tenants. The task force has been meeting since...
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Ad hoc protest of today's planned eviction of Kensington tunnels
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Pat Loeb
May 30, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — By the time trash trucks rolled down Tulip Street and Kensington Avenue, removing a six-month accretion of mattresses, blankets and tents, more than 100 people had accepted services, but — even as their belongings were carted away — others just were not ready. "With...
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Greg Bullock
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Cherri Gregg
May 08, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Greg Bullock is grateful. "It's unbelievable that somebody would have that much kindness in their heart," he said. He's rented and lived in the same home at 26th and Master streets for 25 years, but last month when the building's owner decided to sell, he was...
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Pat Loeb
April 27, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two tenants living in West Philadelphia apartment buildings have been spared from eviction after a judge ordered the landlord to keep the buildings open and operating. SBG Management Services sent certified letters to tenants of Dorsett Court and Admiral Court at 48th...
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