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.
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.
The City announced this morning it will disband the autonomous tent city by next Friday. But Brandon Dorfman takes us inside, to meet organizers and the people experiencing homelessness who called it home.