Restore, Repair, Renew stories: Historic Philadelphia row home gets major facelift

Marjorie first noticed the cracks several years ago. They ran from ceiling to floor in her South Philadelphia row home, READ MORE

For years, homeownership felt impossible. Then she bought her first home.

Twana used to see homeownership as a giant obstacle course, with endless paperwork and strict financial requirements. The Philadelphian had READ MORE

This Second Chance Month, let’s talk about working with justice-impacted people

In honor of Second Chance Month, we’re highlighting Clarifi’s Reentry Program, which pairs our free, one-to-one counseling model with $1,000 READ MORE

Clarifi awarded a $1 million grant through the 2023 TD Ready Challenge

A 2023 TD Ready Challenge grant was awarded to Clarifi for their solution that helps address systemic barriers to affordable and stable housing and helps increase access for those who need it most.

Three Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, as one of the most historic U.S. cities, is rich with Black history. It is where abolitionists like William READ MORE

‘You might stumble, but that’s OK’: Homeowner stays resilient beyond Clarifi

Five years ago, Jovon and her family were renting income-based properties in Philadelphia. Typically, that meant when Jovon got a READ MORE

Preventing poverty, uplifting neighborhoods: Clarifi’s impact in 2023

In a region where one in four people don’t have emergency savings, Clarifi is teaching people crucial financial knowledge that READ MORE

From eviction to homeownership: Deamonie’s story

When she first came to Clarifi in May, Deamonie was facing eviction. “I had a habit of spending on everything,” READ MORE

How Clarifi is fixing Philadelphia’s home repair gaps

Preserving Philadelphia’s existing housing stock keeps the city affordable and ensures residents maintain their most important asset, but homeowners have READ MORE

‘It gave me determination’: Philadelphian, single mom now a homeowner

The day she left an abusive relationship in 2016, Fortune had saved just enough money for a deposit on an READ MORE