One Step at a Time

Slobodzian, Joseph A.
December 2006
Planning;Dec2006, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses housing development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Chinatown. Helen Gym, board member of Asian Americans United has been outspoken on the need to preserve Chinatown as a gateway for new Asian immigrants, where it is easy to find work and an affordable place to live in. The Center City Philadelphia has had a mixture of incomes and a high proportion of homeowners compared to renters. Philadelphia's Chinatown Development Corp. provided affordable housing. However, Chinatown still suffered a setback in winning an affordable housing in another project. The Wachovia Regional Foundation and the development of a new public housing are discussed.


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