Philly’s small landlords can apply for loans to offset missed rent during the pandemic

Small landlords own nearly half of all licensed rental units, and the city relies on them to offer affordable housing. So a new city program is offering $10,000 loans to help small landlords through the pandemic.

Philly’s small landlords can apply for loans to offset missed rent during the pandemic

Small landlords own nearly half of all licensed rental units, and the city relies on them to offer affordable housing. So a new city program is offering $10,000 loans to help small landlords through the pandemic.

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Evictions could begin before Pa. rental assistance program can provide relief

The program will begin accepting applications July 6, but with the eviction moratorium set to expire a few days later, some fear the cash won’t flow fast enough.
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Evictions could begin before Pa. rental assistance program can provide relief

The program will begin accepting applications July 6, but with the eviction moratorium set to expire a few days later, some fear the cash won’t flow fast enough.

Admirer of local and ethnic art assembles an eclectic collection in Philly home

Having lived in Chinatown, Northern Liberties, Bella Vista, and now Point Breeze, Mary Rastatter became familiar with local artists from visiting neighborhood galleries, and as a guide with the city's Mural Arts program.

Admirer of local and ethnic art assembles an eclectic collection in Philly home

Having lived in Chinatown, Northern Liberties, Bella Vista, and now Point Breeze, Mary Rastatter became familiar with local artists from visiting neighborhood galleries, and as a guide with the city's Mural Arts program.
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Pennsylvanians struggling with housing costs due to pandemic can apply for aid

State and county agencies will start accepting applications for rent and mortgage relief on July 6 to help those who have lost income because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An analysis of Philly deeds reflects the challenges facing low- and moderate-income home buyers

Mortgage-backed home sales in the lower half of the market have dropped significantly over the past decade as sale prices have doubled in Philadelphia.

Virus woes put properties from Fillmore music hall to View dorm tower near Temple on Philly area’s $2.7B loan-default ‘watchlist’

The growing list of loans in danger of default reflects deepening concern that owners of all types of property will begin missing mortgage payments en masse, as their shuttered or otherwise cash-starved tenants increasingly fail to make rent.

June’s abrupt shift from temperate to tropical is challenging gardeners

The hydrangeas that came through the late spring frost unscathed are beginning to bloom. For many folks, hydrangeas are as timeless and carefree as summer itself. Big, blue or pink mopheads evoke notions of vacation at the beach, the whiff of sun lotion and the dulcet beat of crashing waves.

A Chicago company has finalized its purchase of the bankrupt Philly refinery

A year after a disastrous fire shut down the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, the bankrupt complex was sold to a Chicago developer that promises to generate thousands of jobs and rebuild the site as an “environmentally responsible” commercial hub.

Philly-area renters are staying put, opting for shorter leases, and seeking more affordable units amid coronavirus uncertainty

While high-end apartments may be a harder sell, the affordable end of the market will be even more crunched by the economic fallout of the pandemic.

The Conshohocken building boom continues with a big apartment complex near SEPTA train

The 450,000-square-foot rental apartment complex at 51 Washington Street will open in the fall of 2022, joining the boom of commercial and residential development in the one-square-mile borough along the Schuykill River.

The company buying the bankrupt Philly refinery will get a cheaper price

A Chicago development company will get almost all of the last-minute price cut it sought to buy the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions, setting the stage for the sale of the 1,300-acre refinery complex to close.

How City Council’s budget vote will help keep Philadelphians housed

City Council restored millions of dollars in housing funding that the city had proposed to cut to fill a budget hole the pandemic will cause.

Dechert can get a second round of KOZ tax breaks, court rules

Commonwealth Court acknowledged that its decision might cause legislators to change the Keystone Opportunity Zone law.

On the market: A detached condo in Ocean City for $699,900

The condo is in a neighborhood with older houses five blocks from the beach.

Finding and renovating their ‘forever home’ in Northern Liberties

When they bought the home, exposed brick was visible, but Chris Greenawalt, an architect, suspected there were other details just waiting to be discovered. He was right.

The company buying the bankrupt Philly refinery wants a cheaper price

A year after a devastating fire shut down the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, a Chicago development company on the verge of buying the bankrupt 1,300-acre property is seeking a last-minute break in the sales price.

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