Gaining momentum…

Monday was a big day in Spruce Hill, starting with NBC10′s visit to the Arvilla to hear stories from residents being forced from their homes… Meanwhile, neighbors had been preparing for Mission First’s presentation at the Spruce Hill Zoning Committee… … where they delivered a nice sounding presentation about their lofty goals, while we circulated…

Ways to help & resources

Arvilla residents and concerned West Philadelphia neighbors are demanding a pause in the sale of the building and a transparent, compassionate process that prioritizes the residents’ needs.  Some of the ways you can help (email arvillaorganizing@gmail.com for more talking points): + Call Mayor Kenney’s office–(215) 686-2181–and demand intervention with Mission First’s sale of the building…

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…