Taylor Allen, WHYY

Taylor Allen


Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Taylor:

Philly public works program lights the way to contracts for diverse talent

Rebuild Ready has helped 96 Philly businesses scale up to be able to compete for contracts with local government. Nearly 90% are owned by people of color. → Read More

Kenney urges residents to apply for rental assistance before moratorium expires Saturday

Philadelphia elected officials urge residents to apply for rental assistance as the courts resume lockouts and the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday. → Read More

Housing activists sue PHA to keep families living in abandoned Philly properties

Philadelphia has thousands of empty houses scattered across the city while more than 47,000 residents remain on the waitlist for federally subsidized housing. → Read More

35,000 Philly residents have applied for rent relief as spending deadlines loom

The city is seeking tenants and landlords to apply for rental assistance so it can disperse state and federal money before looming deadlines. → Read More

Philly’s proposed parking tax cut dies in council budget talks

A Council bill that would have cut Philly’s parking tax rate by nearly a third died during budget negotiations. The plan would have cost some $130 million in lost city revenue. → Read More

‘I come from people who put up a fight’: New construction fuels tensions on North 7th Street

A dispute about a damaged wall has stalled a contentious development project in a rapidly gentrifying North Philadelphia neighborhood. → Read More

Kenney’s development director says his budget proposal threatens Land Bank operations

Philadelphia’s Land Bank is the city’s primary vehicle for assembling parcels for developments and a tool for generating affordable housing. → Read More

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier opposes 48th and Chester ‘poop building’ project

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier released a statement opposing a variance for a 76-unit proposed apartment building at 48th and Chester. → Read More

The Collective is raising $100 million for Black developers

The capital network group wants to create a new pipeline for Black real estate entrepreneurs. → Read More

100 Philly companies — including Comcast and Wawa — vow to diversify supply chains

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia wants to create opportunities for smaller companies led by Black and brown entrepreneurs. → Read More

Philly councilmembers bar ‘granny flats’ from more than half the city

A bill to allow more accessory dwellings in Philly hit a speed bump, with nearly half of city councilmembers saying “no” to more granny flats in their districts, citing density concerns. → Read More

CDC extends eviction ban through June as 30% of Pa. households fall behind on rent

While tenants and advocates for vulnerable populations applaud the move, some local landlords and their representatives are challenging it. → Read More

Philly Council changes mixed-income housing bonus rules for Southwest Center City

The amendment to the zoning code would change the math on residential development in the booming rowhouse neighborhoods southwest of City Hall. → Read More

How a Philly woman is building her business on a $10 house won in a lottery

Racqueal Howard won an only-in-Philly lottery and is now moving forward with a plan to redevelop a vacant Philadelphia Housing Authority property. → Read More

Philly Council’s ‘once-in-a-generation’ anti-poverty plan sends $4.5M to community groups

Philly residents should feel the first impacts of a new anti-poverty plan this spring. The $10 million initiative aims to move 1,000 people out of poverty. → Read More

Alley ‘alive’ with art planned for West Philly’s Schuylkill Yards

Brandywine Realty Trust and its architects at Gensler are trying something new with a narrow opening between two planned towers. → Read More

Can Nikil Saval cancel rent?

Nikil Saval beat longtime state Sen. Larry Farnese with a promise to change Harrisburg. A bold approach to housing policy is core to his vision. → Read More

‘It all needs to be rebuilt’: How Philly teens are changing city government

Devon Hester, 13, began expressing political ideas in raps he wrote and performed for friends and family. Now he is in dialogue with city officials. → Read More

How Black Philadelphians lived MLK’s fight for ‘open housing’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought de-facto segregation and substandard housing. Black Philadelphians knew the struggle all too well. They still do. → Read More

Philadelphia’s COVID rental assistance program to roll out differently in 2021

After a year of hard lessons, Philadelphia officials say a new and improved COVID-19 rental assistance program will come online in March. → Read More