Racial bias in the appraisal industry — an industry that is dominated by white people — is an understudied contributor to historical and ongoing segregation and wealth disparities in Philadelphia and across the United States. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, who serves on the House Budget Committee, told NBC10 that the money would support the region, including the ailing transit system and the city’s government services. | From: NBC10 (Read more.)
Chicago is a well-off town with a poverty problem. Philadelphia is poor. But The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Pew’s Fund for Health and Human Services and GreenLight Fund Philadelphia are already employing parallel strategies. | From: Generocity (Read more.)
ith an eye toward expanding coronavirus testing in their part of the city, the University of Pennsylvania Health System partnered back in the fall with the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, a University City District workforce development program. The idea was to offer new opportunities to program graduates looking for jobs as Penn Medicine was looking for workers. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
CLS’s “COVID-19’s Impact on Race and Housing Security Across Philadelphia: Philadelphia Renters Report” shows that pre-existing housing insecurity and failures to address structural housing inequities left Black and brown communities more exposed to the virus.
The mass shooting occurred in a period of increased gun violence in Philadelphia. Because of that, local government leaders hoped Friday’s news conference at the transportation center would be a springboard to rally support for tougher gun laws. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
Councilmembers Isaiah Thomas and Katherine Gilmore Richardson plan to introduce an ordinance to transfer $1.3 million from the city’s special New Normal Budget into the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy to be distributed as grants. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
Once the clinics are at full operating capacity, the city plans to inoculate 500 people per day open at each location, twice a week. At full capacity, the clinics should be processing 3,000 residents a week. | From: WHYY (Read more.)