As rental prices soar and gentrification encroaches ethnic enclaves, the importance of fair housing to equality is clearer than ever. Neighborhoods are key determinants of education and job opportunities, as well as quality of life and safety for their residents.
After 5-months of assistance, PCDC was able to successfully find homes for 3 senior households at Saint Francis Villa senior apartment in Kensington area, Philadelphia. These seniors signed their leases on June 15th and are moving into their new homes.
On June 18, PCDC hosted its 8th annual Expo—an event aiming to make resources more accessible to the Chinatown Community. With sunny skies and the excited attitudes of the community, the PCDC 2016 Expo was a great success.
Attention ACCESS Cardholders! Take advantage and visit Philadelphia’s art and cultural destinations for a nominal fee. Philadelphia non-profit, Art-Reach, has partnered with 32 museums, gardens and historic sites in Philadelphia to offer admission at a deeply discounted rate of $2 a person for ACCESS Cardholders.
On June 18 to 19, I joined a conference of North American Chinatowns in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I, along with other representatives from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, as well as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Seattle were invited to speak.
The Homestead Exemption offers Real Estate Tax savings to all Philadelphia homeowners by reducing the taxable portion of their property assessment by $30,000, which saves about $400 per year on property tax. In order to be eligible, you must own the property and live in it as your primary residence. There are no other requirements.
Every year, PCDC distributes over 100 recycle bins to our EXPO participants. PCDC requests these bins in advance so our members can conveniently pick up one recycle bin for their homes.
Below are the current and upcoming zoning matters within the Chinatown district.