South Side Housing Struggles: Mold, Absentee Landlords, and Lack of Contractors

Rain and severe weather have a significant impact on the South Side’s aging housing stock, according to Anna Smith, the Director of the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem (CADCB) and Emily Folenta, Senior Planner of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. This issue coupled with absentee landlords failing to respond and fix…

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What is “affordable housing”?

This article by Anna Smith provided courtesy of The Bethlehem Gadfly. Anna Smith is a life-long Southside resident and Director of the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Bethlehem by fostering economic opportunity, promoting community development, and empowering residents to actively participate in the…

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Imagining the World We Want, Together

On Wednesday, February 14, Tackling T.I.N.A. hosted the first of three public conversations scheduled this Spring. Themed around the idea of “Storytelling as a Strategy for Change,” Lehigh students and faculty joined together with Bethlehem community members to imagine how narrative frames and cultural myths shape our social and political realities. Led by graduate students…

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