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.

ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08

  • 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 about 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.