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“We like to think of American history as a continuous march of progress toward greater freedom, greater equality, and greater justice. But sometimes we move backward, dramatically so. Residential integration declined steadily from 1880 to the mid-twentieth century, and it has mostly stalled since then."
-- The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein

We're talking about this and many other issues in the history of housing policy (many of which persist today) in our Housing History Book Club. Want to join? Sign up at the link in our bio.
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Looking forward to spring flowers and sunny skies. 🐣🌷🌞
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Looking for some Monday inspiration? This could be your WFH view every day of the week if you moved into this lovely 1 bed, 1 bath unit in Washington Square. Take a closer look at the link in our bio.
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Happy birthday to our very own @cgmills - she keeps this train on the rails, and we couldn't be happier to have her aboard! ...

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To love your block, you need to know your block. No neighborhood — in Philly or anywhere else — just appeared, fully formed, out of nowhere. They are shaped by governmental, financial, corporate, and societal forces over the course of history. And to understand why things are the way they are now, some context is required.

So we’re doing a little reading group: we'll begin with The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, move on to Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and finish with Evicted by Matthew Desmond to cover the past ~80 years or so of housing in the US.

These are all difficult conversations, we know, but they're important ones to have if you want to understand what's going on, or even just be a better neighbor. Check out the link in our bio to sign up, and join Laura & Caroline on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30PM for the first meeting of our Housing History Book Club.
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❤️🚪🚪❤️ Together Forever
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As you dig out today, remember: no savesies. ❄️🪑❄️
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#NoSavesies #DudeItsRude #ItsAPhillyJawn #WinterIsComing #LoveYourBlock #WhyILovePhilly #PhillyLiving #Philly
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