Philadelphia building tax could fund affordable housing

Erika Beras Jun 12, 2018
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Philadelphia building tax could fund affordable housing

Erika Beras Jun 12, 2018
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Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote this week on what some members see as a potential solution to the city’s affordable housing problem — a 1 percent tax that could fund rental construction and help qualifying home buyers make down payments on houses. But the proposal is controversial.

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