Philadelphia Turns to Housing
PHILADELPHIA - About once a month, Milton Pratt gets an invitation to visit a vacant lot or field of rubble in North Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania’s competition for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) will encourage projects in underserved housing markets and discourage new development in outer-ring suburbs.
High Rents Rescue Condos
Philadelphia—In April, after being on the market for a full year, only 50 of the 128 condominiums at Venice Lofts had buyers who had signed sales agreements, and the pace of sales had slowed to a crawl.
Philly Student Wins Luraline Design Competition
The winner of Luraline's sixth-annual "It's Your Light" student design competition is Philadelphia University architecture student Bryan Giroux for his entry, a sculpture of light called "Flux". The wall-mounted LED fixture delivers controllable indirect light dispersion and a small amount of...
Rehab Project Revitalizes East Hills
PITTSBURGH, PA. - Last year, HUD was set to foreclose on Second East Hills, a very low income apartment community built in the East Hills section in the late 1960s, which at the time was only 30 percent occupied and experiencing an annual turnover rate of 25 percent. Enter Telesis Corp
CeeLite Partners With Eastman Chemical Company To Launch LEC Light
CeeLite, a commercial manufacturer of Light Emitting Capacitor (LEC) technology (using light-emitting phosphors) based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and Kingsport, Tennessee-based Eastman Chemical Company have partnered to allow CeeLite to use Eastman's proprietary Encapsulation Technology and...
Aging Public Housing Repaired
PITTSBURGH—An unusual loan guarantee, backed only by the promise of energy efficiency, helped the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) pay for some pricey new windows for several of its oldest public housing projects.
A Tale of Two States
We all know that local resistance to the construction of affordable rental family housing is a key factor affecting our industry and the housing opportunities we can provide.
Michaels Builds with Strong Partnerships
PHILADELPHIA—Robert Greer still remembers the night police officers asked him to leave his own development meeting.
IBACOS Launches Web-Based Lighting Guide
Integrated Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS), a Pittsburgh-based building science firm, has launched a free online High Performance Lighting Guide. Designed to help builders and homebuyers install attractive and energy-efficient lighting in new and existing homes, the guide was developed...