‘Affordable housing for vets’ under scrutiny by Philly civic group [NEast Philly]

The site plan for affordable housing units at a former Northeast Philadelphia convent. Image/Columbus Property Management
The site plan for affordable housing units at a former Northeast Philadelphia convent. Image/Columbus Property Management

This is a story I wrote, collected sound and took photos for and published to NEast Philly, the hyperlocal news website I own/edit in Northeast Philadelphia.

The Holme Circle Civic Association is doing everything it can to prevent Columbus Property Management’s plans for affordable housing for veterans at the site of an old convent. Why? Because veterans aren’t a protected class of citizens, and the HCCA worries that if too few vets apply for residency, the units will be made available to the general “affordable housing” population, which neighbors fear will attract irresponsible tenants.

The full story is below and originally appeared on NEast Philly with audio commentary and an embedded list of documents related to the project. Continue reading ‘Affordable housing for vets’ under scrutiny by Philly civic group [NEast Philly]