Reuse. Rehabilitate. Revive. Reimagine.

Improving economic and educational circumstances for residents who live in areas experiencing gentrification.

How it Works

Helping Hands Philadelphia is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote opportunities for those less fortunate by rehabilitating vacant and blighted properties into affordable and market-rate housing. To ease the transition, Helping Hands Philadelphia will implement a variety of community development initiatives that will provide added revenue to local businesses, establish after-school programs for students, as well as facilitate the development of employment opportunities through educational training for local residents. After appropriately identifying deteriorating or vacant properties, Helping Hands Philadelphia will employ Act 135 to undertake constructive action to redress property neglect. To this end, Helping Hands Philadelphia seeks to form partnerships with leading developers and sources of financing in order to facilitate the reuse of deteriorated and blighted properties. The aim of Helping Hands Philadelphia is to improve the overall standard of living, promote and initiate opportunities for job creation, stimulate economic and financial growth, and provide increased educational opportunities.

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Our Values

  • The Responsible Community

    We at Helping Hands Philadelphia understand that combating income inequality, an alarming gap constituting the greatest disparity since the Twenties, will be long and arduous. However, as with all enormous problems, a viable solution is achieved by taking one small step at a time. We believe that part of the answer to this problem rests in the drastic improvement of our infrastructure.

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Who We Help

Helping Hands Philadelphia is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to improve economic and educational circumstances for residents who live in areas experiencing gentrification.

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