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Philly introduces affordable route to rooftop solar

With an eye to improving access to sun-powered energy, Solarize Philly — a city group-buying program run by the Philadelphia Energy Authority — recently introduced a special pilot program bringing that upfront cost down to zero for 45 low- and moderate-income households. From: PlanPhilly […]

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Philly officials: DHS proposal would penalize legal immigrants for kids’ public assistance 👂🏽

From WHYY: The proposed policy would take into consideration the person’s use of non-cash assistance programs, including heating assistance; food assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC; the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); as well as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among others.
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This Week at Broke in Philly

This Week at Broke in Philly: 05.18.18

This week:
• Poor People’s Campaign seeks to revive MLK’s vision | From: WHYY
• Why Philly should bring back the rooming house | From: The Philadelphia Citizen
• Can financial literacy solve Philly’s poverty problem? | From: Generocity
• The Reentry Project wins national journalism award for community engagement | From: The Reentry Project
• An Interview with Broke in Philly’s editor | From: NewsWorks
• Get to know Broke in Philly: Collaborative reporting on economic justice
• Journalists gather to study the practice of solutions journalism […]