Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez (7th District) recently wrote a commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer calling for a comprehensive housing plan to ensure that Philadelphia remains the diverse, affordable, and accessible.
Read the commentary in its entirety on philly.com. An excerpt is posted below:
“Philadelphia, like many urban peers, is suffering telltale symptoms of an affordable-housing crisis. City Council understands that no panacea will bring back the 20,000 affordable homes we’ve lost since 2000. The Mixed Income Housing Program will leverage private investment to create and preserve thousands of affordable homes in neighborhoods of mass displacement. But we, as government leaders, must continue to enact swift, holistic policies before our beloved neighborhoods become stratified and segregated beyond recognition.”
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Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is a veteran activist with over 30 years of service to the City of Philadelphia, currently serving a third four-year term on Philadelphia City Council. More info at phlcouncil.com/MariaQSanchez