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The Case for Housing Justice in Philadelphia

By illuminating our history, this report provides much-needed answers to the questions that have taken on new urgency: In this time of shelter-in-place, why do so many people in this city, especially people of color, lack housing stability? How did we get here?

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2020 Collective Strength Update

As Philadelphia and the nation struggle with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, PACDC released a new report showing that over the last 28 years Philadelphia CDCs boosted the local economy by more than $5.4 billion and the Pennsylvania economy by $9 billion.

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Revitalizing America’s Neighborhoods

Taking a market viewpoint, Paul C. Brophy uses the lens of his long experience with neighborhood improvement to explain the political and economic context for these efforts, identify problematic approaches, and suggest 13 neighborhood revitalization principles.

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Promising Health and Housing Collaborations

This report highlights three exemplary cases of health and housing collaboration to build and maintain affordable housing. The report also discusses challenges to this collaborative work and potential solutions.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

This paper is one of the first of its kind to examine historical redlining in cities across the nation on numerous present-day neighborhood health outcomes. The history of redlining, segregation and disinvestment not only reduced minority wealth, it impacted health and longevity, resulting in a legacy of chronic disease and premature death in many high minority neighborhoods.

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Business Density and the Role of Black and Minority Owned Businesses

This new report by the Center City District (CCD) and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) examines the disparities between the number of Black-owned and white-owned businesses in Philadelphia and compares them to four East Coast cities.

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