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.”
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.