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State Sen. Nikil Saval: We Can Collaborate to Meet Deep Needs

n 2020, organizer Nikil Saval ran for office on a platform that included housing rights and a Green New Deal for Pennsylvania, and defeated a powerful Democratic State Senator. Less than two years later, Sen. Saval seized on the opening created by the American Rescue...

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Building Schools Back Better

Something unexpected happened in Pennsylvania politics recently. A leftist state senator got bi-partisan support from archconservatives in one of the most ideologically divided states in the country. Though the breakthrough didn’t happen in the arena of education...

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Why Does Building Inspection Fail Tenants? A Professor Explains

In a housing crisis, much of the attention goes to keeping people housed, building new housing and keeping that housing affordable. But the deteriorating quality of much urban housing – and the impact this can have on the day to day lives of tenants – often fails to...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art workers authorize strike

Members of a union representing staff at the Philadelphia Museum of Art authorized a strike in a near-unanimous vote Tuesday night. Local 397, part of AFSCME District Council 47, has been negotiating its first contract with the institution’s administrators since the...

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Tree clearing for FDR park wetland sparks outrage

The renovation of a popular park in South Philadelphia is attracting renewed criticism over the cutting down of trees. The multi-year, $250 million transformation of FDR park kicked off this spring with the groundbreaking of a new welcome center. The city recently...

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Sealing the Cracks in Weatherization and Home Repair

High utility bills and years of deferred maintenance have forced many low-income homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania to live with lead paint, drafty windows, leaky roofs, exposed wiring, mold, and other health hazards. Many residents endure these conditions because...

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Pennsylvania – Investments to Address Housing Crisis

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by members of the General Assembly, housing advocates, and stakeholders in Philadelphia to celebrate the critical $375 million investment in the 2022-23 budget addressing the affordable housing crisis. “Safe, affordable housing is...

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How Pennsylvania’s New Whole Home Repair Program Can Help You

Pennsylvanians can soon access state assistance to pay for needed home repairs thanks to a new program. Included in the state’s 2022-23 budget is $125 million for the Whole Home Repair Program, which is geared toward helping lower to middle-income residents who might...

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