City and Regional Planning

Realigning Housing Incentives to Promote Equitable Development

MCP 2018 students, Gabrielle Nelson and Joanna Joye, served as Managing Editors on this report which evolved out of John Kromer's Politics of Housing & Urban Development class.

This report describes some of the most significant costs and benefits associated with two categories of Philadelphia housing programs: the ten-year tax abatement, which provides an incentive for housing development and improvement; and low-cost housing interventions that prevent homelessness and enable owner-occupants to remain in healthy and safe homes.

You can find the report here:  - https://www.sas.upenn.edu/urban/news-events/news/high-and-low-realigning-housing-incentives-promote-equitable-development