Derek Green, Councilmember (Philadelphia, PA)


Funding Fair Housing for All

The Philadelphia City Council passed legislation introduced by NewDEAL Leader Councilmember Derek Green to support affordable housing in the city budget, providing roughly $25 million in automatic funding for the Housing Trust Fund annually. The Trust Fund creates affordable and accessible housing projects for low-income and disabled Philadelphia residents. “We have witnessed the devastating role that a lack of accessible, affordable housing plays in the lives of many of our most vulnerable and at-risk citizens like our seniors and members of the disability community,” said Green. Learn more details about this major step forward for affordable housing, which will appear on November 2 ballots for voter approval.