5th Square supports the Emergency Housing Protection Act proposed by Councilmembers Gym, Brooks and Gauthier, and calls on the full City Council to pass the 5 bills voted out of committee.
This package of bills would protect renters from eviction and late fees, require mediation before eviction, and create longer-term rent repayment programs for those currently unable to pay.
As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our city and its residents, Philadelphia City Council must act quickly to pass this legislation in order to avoid a massive wave of evictions.
We believe that housing is a human right and this plan would protect the most vulnerable renters from homelessness while also taking steps to ensure landlords get paid.
We are thrilled that five out of six bills have passed City Council Committee and are headed a full Council vote by June 18th.
Show your support for these vital protections today by signing this petition.
🚶🏿🚶🏿 OTIS SURVEY FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
An average of 36 people per year were killed in traffic crashes while walking on Philly streets between 2014 and 2018. All of these deaths were preventable.
Fill out this brief survey by the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, & Sustainability (OTIS) and help inform the Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.
The Streets Department has announced 3 contract opportunities for on-call planning, design, and engineering services. Responses are due mid-June 2020. Look for opportunities: #21200226140222, #21200226135933, #21200226135248 on eContracts Philly via this link https://secure.phila.gov/econtract/
Would you like to join the CCRA Zoning Committee? Center City Residents' Association Zoning Committee is now seeking applications to join this active group. Meetings are once a month, and active participation is required. Community engagement is a must, knowledge of the zoning code can be learned on the job. Email Operations Manager, Travis Oliver, with the subject zoning committee.
We're an all-volunteer grassroots organization advocating for safe and affordable transportation, abundant housing, and more and better public spaces. You’re receiving this email if you signed up via our website, attended one of our events, or supported one of our advocacy campaigns.