Posts Tagged ‘community development’

Neighborhood Libraries Step Into The 21st Century

Neighborhood Libraries Step Into The 21st Century

August 22, 2017  |  Vantage

One of the city's most important assets is our sprawling system of neighborhood libraries. These indispensable, community hubs, 52 in all, are beginning to receive desperately needed TLC after years of financial and structural neglect. Contributor Grace Diliberto gives us the details on two citywide initiatives to revive and reboot libraries for contemporary uses, followed by an extensive survey of some of the city's most architecturally distinct book lenders > more

On Rebuilding Lancaster Ave, Restaurant Serves Up Recipe For Equity

On Rebuilding Lancaster Ave, Restaurant Serves Up Recipe For Equity

April 6, 2016  |  Vantage

EAT Café on Lancaster Avenue to bring community engagement and an equitable dining experience to West Philadelphia. Tyler Horst has the story > more

Key Housing & Community Development Projects Threatened By Proposed House Budget (UPDATED)

Key Housing & Community Development Projects Threatened By Proposed House Budget (UPDATED)

July 31, 2013  |  News

Housing and community development advocates see block grants as key to neighborhood development, but funding would be cut substantially under the budget being considered by the House of Representatives. As the House votes today or tomorrow, the development of Lancaster Avenue and other projects hangs in the balance. Christopher Mote reports > more

Housing Trust Fund To Grow

Housing Trust Fund To Grow

December 22, 2011  |  Buzz

With federal funding dropping precipitously, housing advocates secure a win in Harrisburg > more

Unoccupied Philadelphia

Unoccupied Philadelphia

October 28, 2011  |  News

A successful and long-needed L&I crackdown on the owners of vacant buildings spreads from Port Richmond to the rest of the city > more