July 3, 2022

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Takeaways from one of the largest surveys of Philly renters

Many current tenants are behind on rent, facing the consequences of past evictions, and worrying about the quality of their homes, according to the experiences of more than 6,000 people collected by the legal aid nonprofit Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Housing Initiative at Penn. It’s one of the largest surveys of Philadelphia renters. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

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Philadelphia hosts World Cup 2026 – 5 opportunities for Black businesses

Philadelphia has been selected as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which presents a great opportunity for black-owned businesses. With an estimated 5 million visitors expected to descend on Philadelphia during the tournament, there will be a huge demand for goods and services. Black-owned businesses that are able to tap into this demand could reap significant rewards. | From: Fun Times (Read more.)

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‘It’s a start’: City Council cuts Philly’s wage and business tax rates in a win for diverse chambers of commerce

Philadelphia ranks among the nation’s highest for wage taxes, and double-taxes its enterprises through the business income and receipts tax — the only major U.S city to do so. Employers and employees who choose to locate just outside of Philadelphia city limits often cite the two taxes as major reasons. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

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Takeaways from one of the largest surveys of Philly renters

Many current tenants are behind on rent, facing the consequences of past evictions, and worrying about the quality of their homes, according to the experiences of more than 6,000 people collected by the legal aid nonprofit Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Housing Initiative at Penn. It’s one of the largest surveys of Philadelphia renters. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

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‘It’s a start’: City Council cuts Philly’s wage and business tax rates in a win for diverse chambers of commerce

Philadelphia ranks among the nation’s highest for wage taxes, and double-taxes its enterprises through the business income and receipts tax — the only major U.S city to do so. Employers and employees who choose to locate just outside of Philadelphia city limits often cite the two taxes as major reasons. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

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Philadelphia ‘People’s Budget Festival’ sparks discussion with arts, food

A People’s Budget, a project sponsored by Mural Arts Philadelphia in collaboration with different artists throughout Philadelphia, is hosting a festival this Saturday, May 14th in West Philly to encourage the community to openly discuss the city’s budget. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)

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