How Philadelphia Can Go From Blight To Bright

Posted by Housing A on September 22, 2014

Join Us To Learn More About How Philadelphia Can Go From Blight To Bright

Monday, September 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

At Municipal Court Conference Center in the Widener Building at 1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia has employed new state and local tools to combat blight and improve home value in city neighborhoods. On September 29th the Data Collaborative* invites you to hear how Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections and Pennsylvania’s First Judicial District implemented these tools to strategically target code enforcement and efficiently and fairly hear cases resulting from code citations – as well as plans for going forward.

The event will include an update on research about the efficacy of these efforts and a presentation of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania’s ‘Blight to Bright’ manual, a collection of tools Pennsylvania communities can use to combat blight.

The event is free, but we need you to register. CLICK HERE

The agenda is:

10:00 AM – Welcome and why we are here

Rich Negrin, Deputy Mayor of Administration & Coordination and Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Liz Hersh, Executive Director, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

10:10 AM – Update on the TRF report on Strategic Code Enforcement and its significance – Ira Goldstein, President, Policy Solutions, The Reinvestment Fund

10:25 AM – Blight to Bright: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Pennsylvania – Karen Black, Principal, May 8th Consulting, Author

11:00 AM – Local Efforts

Moderator: Andrew Frishkoff, Executive Director, Philadelphia LISC

Rich Negrin, Deputy Mayor of Administration & Coordination and Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
Commissioner Carlton Williams, Department of Licenses and Inspections
Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Philadelphia City Council, Chair, Committee on Licenses and Inspections
Rick Sauer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of CDCs

11:45 AM – Wrap up and close

*The Data Collaborative includes The Reinvestment Fund, Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS), Philadelphia LISC, the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC)
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