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The Lenfest Institute: Community Listening and Engagement Fund announces 18 new grants

Resolve Philadelphia, the organization that brings you Broke in Philly, is proud to announce that we’ve received a grant from the CLEF Listening Fund to underwrite our subscription to Hearken. Hearken is a digital tool that allows news organizations to include the public as a story develops, from conception to publication, resulting in more inclusive, original reporting and helping newsrooms create new revenue streams. We are excited to roll this out among our media partners over the coming months and giving you even better coverage of our focal issues, so stay tuned! (Read more.)

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#BrokeinPhilly: The high cost of being broke

Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky appeared over the weekend on CBSN, CBS News’ streaming video channel, to discuss the #HighCost of Being Broke series — which launched earlier this month.

The first installment covered banking, transportation, cell phone access, food staples and more, also highlighting solutions, policies or programs or options that help alleviate some of the cost born by those who can least afford to take them on.

Visit: #HighCost (Read more.)


Find resources for housing and more in Philadelphia

Broke in Philly has compiled a map of resources ranging from Philadelphia Housing Authority sites to financial empowerment centers like the Women’s Opportunities Resources Center throughout the city. BenePhilly Centers, which seek to connect people with benefits like tax preparation, are also on the map. If you’d like to suggest a resource to add to the map, send us a message through the form on our homepage. (Read more.)

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Introducing: We’re Listening!

From Broke in Philly: Today, we’re announcing two new features on our site: The ear icon [??] and “We’re Listening” category. All stories that originated with a question, idea or tip from our audience will be tagged and identifiable so that you can make sure we keep up this part of our project. (Read more.)