HISTORY & ADVOCACY
Liberty Resources, Inc., Philadelphia’s Center for Independent Living, created Liberty Housing Development Corporation as a separate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit for the sole purpose of developing accessible, affordable, integrated housing for persons with disabilities currently living in nursing homes. Established in April of 2007, LHDCorp has received funding to develop 29 one bedroom integrated apartments located in buildings that total 401 units.
Now that’s true integration.
As an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, LHDCorp has its own Board of Directors, none of whom serve on Liberty Resources, Inc.’s Board of Directors. You can learn more about them in the Board of Directors section of our website.
LHDCorp advocates for increased affordable and accessible housing. It works closely with Liberty Resources, Inc., (LRI) Philadelphia's Center for Independent Living (CIL). LRI is a leader in advocating and protecting and fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. View their website here.
The Construction Impact Tax: is designed to offset the negative impacts of high-end development onto fund affordable housing or other community uses. The revenue generated is a tax per square foot on development used neighborhood affordability.
Development Without Displacement Campaign: City government must take action to curb the displacement that is destabilizing our communities. This requires adopting public policy that encourages equitable development that is inclusive of all of us.
Take Back Our Vacant Land Campaign: created the city's land bank to re-purpose vacant properties.
Call to Action: Philadelphia's Affordable Housing Crisis: More than 57,000 affordable housing units are needed, based on study done by UPenn. The city must increase investment in the preservation and creation of decent affordable housing.