Remedying unsafe and unhealthy housing

This project explores the link between substandard housing and health problems, and focuses on measures that should be taken to make Philadelphia’s rental housing units healthier and safer.

A recent report, Strategies to Address Unsafe and Unhealthy Housing in Philadelphia, urges that all landlords have up-to-date rental licenses; strengthening enforcement of the property maintenance code; taking a proactive approach to inspections, rather than waiting for formal complaints; and devoting more funds to the Department of Licensing & Inspections. The report was developed by students working with Nan Feyler, Visiting Professor of Law a Sheller Center Affiliated Faculty member.