Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC)

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The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities in action.

Development Without Displacement!

After years of declining population, Philadelphia is becoming a more desirable place to live. There's increased development in many neighborhoods, which has resulted in a rise in property values and in the cost of living. While this development is critical for improving Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, for too many of us it has meant being forced out of our communities. This has especially affected those of us who are disabled, are seniors, or are part of working families living below the poverty line. We need to preserve affordability in gentrifying neighborhoods so that those who are committed to and invested in our communities can afford to stay.

The members of the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC) have long been committed to the idea of fairness that is part of the Development Without Displacement Campaign. Together we helped to create a strong Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF) where 50% of the proceeds are dedicated to improving housing options for families who earn less than $20,000/year.

We will continue to create and push bills that serve low income households and prevent displacement.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's About the Campaign page.

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