By Nicholas FaraonePublished October 02, 2019 08:42:47It’s hard to believe, but in the last five years, the city of Philadelphia has made tremendous progress on a long list of measures aimed at reducing homelessness.
In an effort to ease the strain of homelessness, the Pennsylvania Department of Housing and Community Development (PDHCD) recently announced a $10 million plan to help build new affordable housing.
The city plans to build nearly 300 units of affordable housing in the city over the next decade.
The plan also includes a $20 million program to support the purchase of affordable homes.
But some critics of the plan say the city is not doing enough to help people find housing and find jobs.
“I don’t think that we’re doing enough,” said Joe Giamatti, a former Philadelphia police officer who is now an executive director of the Philadelphia City Council.
“I don, at all, think that this city is doing enough.”
While the city does not have a specific policy for affordable housing, it has begun to make a few tweaks to its existing programs to address the needs of low-income people.
The department says it will also be more selective in the applications it receives for affordable homes, and will seek out projects with more low-cost housing.
Some of the most common complaints of residents of the city’s inner city are lack of affordable rentals, poor infrastructure and the lack of public transit.
Giamatti said the city has been successful in reducing the amount of housing it has to provide by offering more affordable housing and building more affordable rental units.
“When we look at affordable housing that is not going to be able to take that burden,” Giamitto said.
“We’re going to have to find other ways to do that.”
Giamitto, a Democratic candidate for mayor in 2019, said the goal is to offer housing for the citywide homeless population.
The mayor’s office has made it a priority to provide affordable housing to all families.
While the mayor’s housing efforts have attracted support, there is a significant divide within the city.
Some residents, who are primarily African-American, are skeptical that the city can continue to offer affordable housing while still providing shelter.
Some say the lack the affordable housing means that the homeless population has more options than they did five years ago.
They worry that they will be displaced.
Giasi, a homeless man who was once homeless, said he does not feel comfortable in his current neighborhood.
“People say, ‘Oh, it’s a beautiful place to live.
I’m not homeless, so I can move around.
I can be homeless,'” he said.
He said he also worries that his neighborhood will soon become a place where the homeless congregate.
“We need to get the right kind of people in the right places,” Giasi said.