Fewer than half of Chambersburg residents own their homes, compared to 71% in Franklin County as a whole, per the U.S. Census Bureau. About one-third of Chambersburg residents are Black or Latino in a county that is 92% white, and the poverty rate in the borough is also higher, according to federal data. Officials promoted the Redwood Park Townhomes project as a way to add more affordable housing, with the promise of turning some renters into owners. But as the last decade went by, Pretlow and other tenants in the 40-unit development became frustrated by the lack of clarity in the terms of the agreement. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
More than a month after closing due to deteriorating conditions, SEPTA’s Somerset Station has become a point of pride for the authority. SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards said the Market-Frankford Line station is now a (Read more.)
After a devastating year, SEPTA officials proposed Friday a $1.52 billion operating budget that will delay planned fare increases for at least another year and maintain service benefits for riders while cutting other expenses.
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One of the Philadelphia entrepreneurs in The Collective, a Black-led capital network group that launched publicly last week, says the group has a vision to “provide access to resources and capital that will elevate Philadelphia (Read more.)
“For a business owner, renting is a form of sharecropping,” explains Harriett’s founder Jeannine Cook, whose lease is up in July.
Twenty Philadelphia organizations working on criminal justice reform will receive microgrants between $5k to $10k from a $200,000 pot. The groups will become part of an ongoing collaboration to help stop the rising violence in Philadelphia, the city announced Wednesday. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)