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Why affordable housing is hard to find — and develop — in Philadelphia

...Kensington Community Development Corporation, the project’s developers, received 600 applications for 51 apartments at Front and Somerset, and announced it would hold a lottery for prospective residents. Yet as of late summer...

    Why affordable housing is hard to find - and develop - in Philadelphia | Mission First Housing Group
    A few months ago, it seemed Orinoka Civic House's affordable housing units would be immediately filled. New Kensington Community Development Corporation, the project's developers, received 600 applications for 51 apartments at Front and Somerset, and announced it would hold a lottery for prospective residents. Yet as of late summer, many of the units were vacant.
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Photos: Protesters outside Ben Carson's Vaux High School visit

Morrow, a director at the Women’s Community Revitalization Project, lives on the 2300-block of Germantown Avenue. The city has lost a fifth of its affordable housing units between 2000 and 2014...

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White House Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited Vaux Big Picture High School Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the Sharswood public school at 23rd and Master.

Protesters from the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities gathered on 24th and Thompson —a block and several police cars away from the school.

    Photos: Protesters outside Ben Carson's Vaux High School visit
    The HUD secretary plans to cut $6 billion in public housing funding. White House Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited Vaux Big Picture High School Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the Sharswood public school at 23rd and Master. Vaux reopened this fall rejuvenated by $15 million in renovations from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
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Homicide 31xx block of North 6th St DC 17 25 76982

...responded to a call for a “Person with a Gun, report of a Shooting” at 6th Street & Allegheny Avenue. When they arrived on location, the officers found a victim on the 31xx block of...

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Friends Of Hackett added an event.

...on Saturdays from 10-11:30am at Kensington Soccer Club Field House at Casiano Field (2300 N Orianna Street), where children will get an opportunity to put their practice into action and play against...

    After School Soccer with KSC
    CALLING ALL 2nd GRADERS!! Together with Kensington Soccer Club, we will be running a FREE After School Soccer Program at Hackett. Beginning on the week...
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Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez added an ...

Join us for our 5th Annual Boricua Fest featuring Charilie Cruz following the Puerto Rican Parade at 400 W. Lehigh Avenue! See you there!!

    5th Annual Boricua Fest 2017
    Join us for our 5th Annual Boricua Fest featuring Charilie Cruz following the Puerto Rican Parade at 400 W. Lehigh Avenue! See you there!!
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EIGHT ALARMS WERE STRUCK ON THIS DATE IN P.F....

...This day in P.F.D. History September 19, 1994, Box- 447 was struck for Lawrence & Somerset St. A total of EIGHT Alarms were struck in very quick order for the vacant Quaker...

...Alarms were struck in very quick order for the vacant Quaker Lace factory, located at 4th & Lehigh Ave. The building was 5 stories in height and measured 500x300 feet. Box was struck at...


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Three Years Ago on This Date..September 19, 2...

...September 19, 2014.. The 2nd Alarmers overnight were on the move when Box 419 for 2nd & York was struck at 2:30AM for a building at American & York St. Engine 2 & Ladder...

...when Box 419 for 2nd & York was struck at 2:30AM for a building at American & York St. Engine 2 & Ladder 3 which are stationed around the corner on 2nd St, found heavy...


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