Over 50 percent of premature deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to preventable non-medical factors, specifically behavioral, environmental, and social conditions. Life expectancy can vary as much as 25 years in communities only a few miles apart. Through its work in areas such as affordable housing, neighborhood quality, and safety, the community development field reduces the need for many high-cost health care interventions, improving the triple bottom line—better care for more people at a more efficient cost.
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The Philadelphia Tribune reported on the hearing for Ordinance 180150 introduced by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Chair of the Committee on Legislative Oversight. “Patterns of racial disparities in the home mortgage and lending industries in Philadelphia continue to come under intense scrutiny as officials call for increased transparency and accountability.
“The system is broken,” Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said after listening to hours of testimony from panelists during a daylong hearing Thursday probing those disparities in home lending.” read more
Hestia Construction is featured in an article on Philly.com; the owner Rachel Street, and others donated time and materials and completed repairs valued at about $6,000 and preserved a home for a Philadelphia family. The family helped was planning on applying for the City of Philadelphia’s Home Preservation Loan Program. Read the article here.
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