Philadelphia’s License and Inspection

(Phila. L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

L and I Commish: Dangerous Buildings In Constant Supply In Philadelphia

They’re called IDs — Imminently Dangerous Buildings — and L and I Commissioner Carlton Williams told council members at a budget hearing that the city currently has about 600 of them


City Hall (File photo - credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Will Crack Down On A Different Type Of ‘Slumlord’ In 2014

Philadelphia officials say 2014 will bring a crackdown on a very specific type of slumlord: those who own retail properties that have vacant, boarded up apartments above the store.



W. Philadelphia Residents Say City Damaged Homes During Blight Fight

Residents in West Philadelphia say their homes were damaged when the city attempted to attack instances of urban blight.