Tips for Securing Funds from a Mission-Driven Lender

Written by David Langlieb At the Philadelphia Accelerator Fund, we are ever-conscious of our mission as an alternative source of capital for small developers looking to scale up and build affordable housing in the city of Philadelphia. Part of this means periodically...

How Developers Can Support Communities

Developers have access to power that can have an immense effect on the neighborhoods. All too often their impact is negative, displacing residents, closing community stalwarts, or causing rapid gentrification. It does not have to be this way! Here are a few...

Curbing Gentrification in Philadelphia

While many people believe gentrification is good for neighborhoods, property values, and crime, there are plenty of negative effects to explore. We define gentrification as “the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of...