However some economists including Swarthmore Economics Professor John Caskey have pushed back against the Housing Trust Fund Caskey doesnt see funds like these as useful or productive ways to address the affordable housing problem In terms of affordable housing for the poor gentrification is a tiny issue he said Caskey pointed out that the housing subsidy vouchers for homes in the city currently have a five-year waiting list and that building new housing is just too expensive to help the poor in a meaningful way Theres basically a difficult choice you face do you give a little bit of assistance to a lot of people meaning basically not so generous vouchers to a lot of people or very generous benefits to a very small number of lucky people he said
Police are now investigating a shooting that took place in North Philadelphia on Friday that left one man in critical condition. The shooting happened on the…
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The friend who asked to remain anonymous for his safety spoke to Action News Tuesday evening.
An Upper Darby man who had been accused of murdering his girlfriend a 21-year-old Temple University student then staging the scene to look like a suicide was convicted by a Philadelphia jury
Halls body was found early Aug 31 2015 in the bedroom of her North Philadelphia apartment with a gunshot wound to the head and a 9mm handgun beside her torso In addition to the bullet found in her body another was found in the wall above her bed according to testimony during the weeklong trial
Police have identified the man who was arrested following a fatal hit-and-run in North Philadelphia.
Chopper 3 was over the scene on the 200 block of Allegheny Avenue.
Police are investigating the case of a 22-year-old man shot more than a dozen times in Fairhill overnight.
It3839s been a violent 24 hours in the city of Philadelphia. Three people are dead after three separate shootings.
Protesters from prior rallies here in Philadelphia.
A North Philadelphia man was ordered to stand trial on murder charges in last Septembers shooting of a neighborhood man in a purported drug dispute and the attempted murder a month later of another
Rideout testified uneasily and denied telling police that Tillman shot Walker Questioned by defense attorney Richard T Bobbe III Rideout insisted he told detectives that he knew his assailants and that they were relatives of Walker He said they targeted him because he sometimes sold drugs for Tillman and believed he might have been involved in Walkers death