In observation of MLK Day of Service, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia hosted a virtual conversation between Corinne O’Connell and James Crowder on the ongoing fair housing crisis —part of the org’s series, “Race, Housing, and Health in Philadelphia.”
Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman looks at some the root causes of poverty in Kensington, and at the limitations of, and challenges to, poverty alleviation efforts that have been deployed in the neighborhood in the past.
Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman takes a deep dive into how poverty manifests in Philadelphia, and the unprecedented coalition that has committed to lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of it in the next five years.
Majority-white neighborhoods are populated by cops, contractors, teachers, and other government workers forced to live within city bounds. But priorities are slowly changing in Philadelphia’s forgotten borough.
Bishop Dwayne Royster and other members of the organization talk about voter engagement and suppression, ballot initiatives 1 and 3, and their efforts to make sure people vote this Tuesday — and beyond.
Neighborhood leaders paint a picture of a vulnerable community imperiled, not only by COVID-19, but by students’ risky behavior and a university plan that didn’t include them.
The Secretary-Treasurer of District 1199C National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees talks with Generocity about funding education, supporting maternity care, and creating space for Black women in politics.
On Monday the City gave notice it would evict the residents of two encampments the next day. After a flurry of actions on Tuesday, the residents find themselves with a reprieve until Thursday morning, when a federal judge is slated to hear their testimony.
Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.
“It’s a history that, thankfully, more people are aware of now but it is still kind of hidden,” said Candace Gingrich. Gingrich, an LGBTQ activist who spent two decades working with the Human Rights Campaign. Known as the younger half-sibling of one of the more outspoken Speakers of the House in recent political history, Gingrich made a name for themself fighting for gay rights since the mid-nineties. Today, Gingrich is the Vice President and Head of Business Development at Revolution Florida, a cannabis company striving to increase access to legal cannabis.