Progress Report – November 2020
Here are some updates,news items and resources from our research and outreach since our last progress report.
- KMUN Interview. Roger Rocka talks about the reopening of the Astoria Warming Center in the face of COVID-19, with Executive Director Kathleen Sullivan, Center Manager Cheryl Paul, and board president Rick Bowers on The Human Beat, November 09, 2020.
- Public Land Trusts. Two protest camps had sprung up while unhoused people moved into vacant properties owned by the huge Philadelphia Housing Authority, Pennsylvania’s largest landlord. Critics say the PHA, a public housing provider, has boosted gentrification by selling some lots to private investors while keeping others vacant for years, despite a ballooning houselessness crisis in the city. The agreement calls on the city to transfer fifty vacant homes out of PHA ownership into….
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