May 8 is proud to partner with PACDC on a new Equitable Development Policy Platform that is founded on the truth that we all deserve a city in which affordable housing, work that pays a living wage, and safe neighborhoods are attainable for every resident.
PACDC’s Equitable Development Policy Platform offers 22 recommendations to lay the foundation for a thriving and inclusive future for Philadelphia that benefits all communities, all residents and all workers. Over 100 community leaders and residents were interviewed to identify 22 recommendations that fall into six categories: Quality of Life, Inclusive Communities, Anti-Displacement, Housing, Economic Development … Continue reading Philadelphia Equitable Development Platform 2023
If you missed my session at the Community Progress Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Chicago on September 8th, here is the presentation I gave with my amazing co-presenters Emily Dowdall, Reinvestment Fund and Christa Stoneham, Houston Land Bank.
Topeka Kansas is working with May 8 to reduce vacant and deteriorating properties, abandoned vehicles and illegal dumping as its first step toward safe and healthy neighborhoods.
Topeka has launched an ambitious initiative to create a culture of property maintenance throughout all of its neighborhoods. The goal for this initiative is an improved and thriving city where all neighborhoods are safe and healthy, and all residents live in decent and safe homes. The focus for this report, released in the first year … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Property Maintenance
To determine how Philadelphia’s current system is addressing the quality of rental housing, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, this report provides an in-depth examination of the rental regulation system in the city—and the corresponding systems in other major cities. The research found that Philadelphia’s regulatory approach is less comprehensive than those in some other places. For … Continue reading Rental Code Enforcement in Philadelphia
Take a deep dive into Philadelphia’s system for ensuring rental housing is in “good repair, structurally sound and in sanitary condition” and compare it to nine peer cities.
New Fannie Mae report provides helpful research on what policy interventions local governments commonly use actually work to stabilize low-income and middle neighborhoods.
In order to provide practitioners with evidence-based guidance in real time as they define a local response to the COVID economic crisis, May 8 and Reinvestment Fund analyzed the ability of six standard policy intervention tools to stabilize low-income and middle neighborhoods wrestling with the negative impacts of an economic shock. The policy interventions selected … Continue reading Evidence-Based Policy Making: An Analysis of Six Strategies to Stabilize Neighborhoods
Karen Black will be presenting “Preserving Aging Housing Key to a Growing Housing Supply” to start off the conference on October 26th at 9am.