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Rowhouses Have an Ally in Philadelphia

An important source of housing affordable to wide ranges of incomes has a new, well-funded ally in Philadelphia—the Healthy Rowhouse Project is hoping to make a big impact in 2016.
December 28, 2015, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A local group called the Healthy Rowhouse Project announced on Wednesday that it has collected nearly $1 million in grants that it plans to dedicate to protecting Philadelphia’s most important assets: its hundreds of thousands of rowhomes," reports Jared Brey.

The organization is planning on using that funding for some major initiatives in the new year, including one to improve the efficiency of repairing and preserving rowhouses.

"The Healthy Rowhouse Project won’t be competing for housing-repair funding with groups that actually do the work," adds Brey. "It’ll be focused on finding ways to help groups like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and others to scale up operations. One of its goals in the first year is to identify financing to perform 5,000 rowhouse repairs in a year."

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Published on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in PlanPhilly
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