Posts Tagged ‘public housing’

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

November 9, 2018  |  News

Affordable housing, displacement and gentrification, demolition for redevelopment--sounds a lot like today's local headlines, but Philly has been dealing with these issues for decades. This and more is addressed in the new exhibition, "Philadelphia: The Changing City," now on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the review > more

Queen Villagers Work Toward Neighborhood Integration By Organizing Around Kids

Queen Villagers Work Toward Neighborhood Integration By Organizing Around Kids

August 2, 2016  |  News

In Queen Village there’s a rare attempt to bridge community divides between affluent residents and tenants of an affordable housing complex through summer programs for neighborhood kids, support for public schools, and representation on the civic association. Is it working? Jake Blumgart checks in on the process of building a more inclusive Queen Village > more

At 7th And Spring Garden, Confronting The Racism Of Poe

At 7th And Spring Garden, Confronting The Racism Of Poe

March 2, 2016  |  Vantage

Edgar Allen Poe's time in Philadelphia will forever be enshrined in masterful gothic tales and bouts of boozy mania. But the author's reputation as an anti-abolitionist? Contributor Max Marin visits Poe's old stomping grounds where his racist views casts a complicated shadow on the wall of a public housing apartment complex > more

Redevelopment In Sharswood: Will It Come At The Expense Of Preservation?

Redevelopment In Sharswood: Will It Come At The Expense Of Preservation?

February 24, 2016  |  Developing Challenges, News

The Philadelphia Housing Authority's most ambitious redevelopment plan in a decade will radically reshape the Sharswood neighborhood. The agency has acquired more than 300 row homes and commercial buildings through eminent domain and preservationists are worried they will be torn down > more

Developers OF FDR Park Velodrome To Resubmit Plans

Developers OF FDR Park Velodrome To Resubmit Plans

March 12, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Project 250 to reconsider design for cycling track, ground broken for condo tower next to Independence Hall, West Philly housing project for homeless families ribbon cutting, and community gardeners attempt to save lot from development > more