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Health and Housing

May 8 is working extensively at the intersection of health and housing.

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Healthy Rowhouse Project

analyze

Economic Impact

May 8 works with its partners to set out clear, user-friendly economic impact statements that look at the true impact of key proposals or projects.

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President's Budget Analysis

Revitalize

Art and Community Development

May 8 evaluates and documents the importance of art in creating vibrant, equitable communities.

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ArtPlace America Community Development Investments (CDI) Research & Documentation

promote

Inclusive Communities

May 8 works with communities to create growth without displacement.

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Housing Preservation Initiative

create

A Healthy Environment

May 8 explores feasible, high impact environmental policies that a city can adopt to improve resident health, save money and enhance quality of life.

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Next Great City Philadelphia

Reform

Urban Zoning

A May 8 led education campaign resulted in the formation of a Zoning Reform Commission to rewrite Philadelphia’s dated Zoning Code.

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Philadelphia Zoning Reform Campaign (2007)

achieve

Regional Equity

May 8 analyzes government policies and economic forces that affect regional growth and explores the impact of these dynamics on municipalities, businesses and residents.

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Flight or Fight

reclaim

Vacant and Problem Properties

May 8 recommends changes to state and local law and policy that will help to bring abandoned properties back into productive reuse.

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Bethlehem Blight Mitigation Plan

streamline

Development Review

May 8 and the When We Fix It Coalition work to streamline Philadelphia’s development review process with continuing results.

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If We Fix It, They Will Come

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Workforce Housing

May 8 analyzes new approaches to providing a sufficient supply of affordable housing to meet demand unmet by the private market.

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The State of Pennsylvania's Housing