Housing

City workers in Philly will get affordable housing preference

Lawmakers passed the bill on Thursday as the city prepares to build at least 1,000 units of workforce housing under the banner of the Neighborhood Preservation Initiative, the massive bond-backed program initiated by Council President Darrell Clarke. The initiative is an effort to increase the city’s stock of affordable housing, revive commercial corridors, and improve neighborhood infrastructure, among other priorities. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Philadelphia International Airport Wants to Expand onto Wetlands. Some Neighbors and Climate Experts Fear It’ll Flood Their Homes

Kalenski is part of a battle between residents like himself, environmentalists and officials from Delaware and Philadelphia counties. As the officials look to expand the airport with the promise of jobs and revenue for the local economy, residents and environmentalists worry that flooding in the area will only get worse. | From: NBC10/Telemundo62 (Read more.)