Jake Blumgart

Jake Blumgart
Jake Blumgart is a freelance reporter, researcher, and editor based in Philadelphia whose writing focuses on topics including housing, transit, labor, and urban issues.
Members of an organization install pavement on a sidewalk in Buffalo, New York.

Getting Beyond the Developer Fee

In tough financial times, community developers are hanging on to their developer fees despite competition, but many are also diversifying their programs and revenue streams.
A black and white photo of Whitman, Philadelphia, residents shout and point to anti-housing demonstrators.

Integrating Whitman

A long-forgotten battle over a set of row houses in South Philadelphia makes current day NIMBYism look tame. What can housing advocates learn from how they finally got built anyway?

Have We Been Wasting Affordable Housing Money?

It might seem like 10, or even 30, years is a long time to require affordability—until it’s over and your public investment is lost.