More than 52 percent of homes in the city are owner-occupied, 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau show, and the city tends to outperform the national average when it comes to minority home ownership. Nearly two-thirds of Philadelphia homes, according to some estimates, are classified as rowhouses. And more than 80 percent of the city’s housing supply was built before 1970.
US News & Word Reports article by Gaby Galvin, The Home Base of Health, is a terrific example of how repairing a family’s home can improve health, increase school attendance, reduce energy burdens and and improve a number of other outcomes that are being studied. Check out the link in the article to Philadelphia’s population heath indicators and ranking.