Community and Family

César Andreu Iglesias Garden members push to stop sheriff sales of 2,100 privately liened properties

Temple’s lot is one of 2,100 remaining across the city that have U.S. Bank liens on them, according to advocates who have canvassed the city. Owned by the private bank, rather than the city, these lots are at risk of being sold at Sheriff sales and turned over to developers — which community members say is detrimental to the quality of life of lower-income communities of color by depriving them of green space and accelerating gentrification. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)