On February 10, 2016, the Women’s Community Revitalization Project announced that it has secured two publicly-owned vacant properties in Point Breeze and is planning to build around 30 affordable houses in the neighborhood, which has seen sharp property-value increases over the last few years.
The city’s Vacant Property Review Committee approved the sale of the two properties. To develop the affordable-housing units, WCRP will partner with the South Philadelphia health services organization CATCH (Citizens Acting Together Can Help) and with Kramer + Marks Architects, which is based in Ambler.
The partnership plans two- and three-story homes available for rent to low-income families, with some of the homes set aside for veterans.
“Philadelphia’s supply of affordable housing is severely strained, particularly in places like Point Breeze,” said WCRP Executive Director Nora Lichtash.