December 7, 2022

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Philadelphia Should be Proud of our Eviction Diversion Program

For many families, the EDP represents more than a financial transaction. By steering tenants away from eviction proceedings — a process in which less than 10 percent of tenants, compared with more than 80 percent of landlords, have historically had legal representation — Philadelphia’s program allows renters to avoid significant damage to their credit and their ability to secure desirable housing in the future. From: The Philadelphia Citizen (Read more.)

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Opinion: Former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter on 76ers arena

Over the last three months, there have been a variety of opinions — both supportive and oppositional — in response to the 76ers proposed arena at Market East, and valid arguments have been made on both sides. The debate has revolved around the question: What will it mean for Philadelphia and Center City if the 76ers build an arena at Market East? From: WHYY (Read more.)

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New Media Initiative Looks to Find Solutions to Philadelphia’s Enduring Poverty Problem

Poverty has long been a central challenge for the city of Philadelphia. Now, a collection of the region’s media organizations – including both large and general interest newsrooms and small community and ethnic media – are working to cover the issue more robustly and identify potential solutions. From: Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity (Read more.)

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