Is Philadelphia's Healthy Rowhouse Project an Answer to Gentrification?

The Healthy Rowhouse Project seeks to improve the health of Philadelphians and preserve critical affordable housing by using innovative strategies to improve housing conditions in thousands of rowhouses each year.
October 14, 2015, 1pm PDT |
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The Healthy Rowhouse Project, is a conglomeration of architects, designers, doctors, community development groups and housing experts working to find a way to help low-income Philadelphians fix up their houses. Founded last December by the Design Advocacy Group, HRP’s mission is simple: Keep people in their homes. But its effects could be revolutionary: Imagine changing the story of Philly's great progress from one where only half the population benefits, to one where everyone does—black, white, poorer, richer, old, young. Nothing like that, on a large scale, has ever happened. 

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Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in The Citizen
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