Today, I introduced legislation to move 100 more city owned vacant lots into Philadelphia's new Land Bank. These properties will be prioritized for affordable housing and community-based green space initiatives like the community garden near Ralph Brooks Park and Carpenter Green in Southwest Center City.
We started this campaign in 2011, now almost 5 years later we'll finally get a chance to see the Land Bank in action. 800 publicly-owned properties will be entering the land bank this week. Let's see if they get used for public good! #affordablehousing #accessiblehousing #urbangardens #greenspace #familysustainingjobs #sideyards ... See MoreSee Less
We won a Land Bank we can trust (equity, transparency, and accountability written into the legislation!). Now we need to ensure that the Land Bank is living up to its promise. Join us tomorrow at 3pm at 1234 Market St., 3rd floor for the Land Bank's annual progress report. ... See MoreSee Less