Response to Mission First’s statement on sale of the Arvilla

In attempting to justify the evictions of the residents of the Arvilla apartments on Osage Avenue and the proposed sale of the building, the non-profit owner, Mission First Housing Group, has offered a distorted and incomplete account on its website.   Their misrepresentation of the situation at the Arvilla requires a response: Mission First has…

Support residents of the Arvilla at Spruce Hill meeting

Mission First Housing Group is sending representatives to Spruce Hill Community Association’s zoning meeting on Monday Dec 17th to ‘address community concerns’.  Residents of the Arvilla apartment building on 46th & Osage are being forced to move out of their homes because Mission First Housing Group has decided to sell the building. Concerned neighbors are dismayed that an…

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If you didn’t catch Samantha Melamed’s great Inquirer article, check it out here. There’s also a nice thread on Twitter that references the city’s assessment on Fair Housing and commitment to fighting this kind of displacement… please share these resources.  If you’re on twitter, please ask that @phillymayor @councilwomanJLB @councilwomanBRB & @HelenGymAtLarge demand @MissionFirstHG stop this sale and…

Calling all concerned neighbors!

Residents of the Arvilla apartment building (4537-39 Osage Avenue), many of whom have lived in their homes 12 to 50 years, are quickly being evicted with less than two months’ notice. Mission First Housing, whose mission is to provide affordable, safe and sustainable homes for people in need, has long neglected the building, and is…