SAVE THE DATE - CCRA House Tour - Sunday, Oct 14, 1-5 pm
CCRA's annual House Tour will be on Sunday, October 14th! We're now on
the search for houses and event volunteers. If you want to show off
your house, call or email CCRA
today! We are looking for all types of properties, large and small,
from stately rowhomes and high-rise penthouse condo units, to
efficiently furnished trinities and even micro-apartments!
The CCRA office will closed on Monday,
8/6, and will reopen on Monday, 8/13. Any phone or email messages left
during this time will be responded to on Monday, 8/13.
Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition Publishes "How To Appeal Your Real Estate Tax Assessment
this year the Office of Property Assessment (OPA) mailed "Notice of
Valuation" forms containing property value assessments for the realty
taxes due in February of 2019. While there was a May 2 deadline for
filing a First Level Review request to OPA, any property owner
(including those who filed OPA First Level challenges) may contest their
assessment by filing an appeal form with the Bureau of Revision of
Taxes (BRT) no later than Monday, October 1. Owners who requested a
First Level Review but have not received an OPA determination by
mid-September are encouraged to fill out a BRT appeal application form
so as to ensure their appeal rights if a disappointing OPA determination
arrives immediately before or after the October 1 BRT appeal deadline.
Feet First Philly
Feet First Philly is Philadelphia's
pedestrian advocacy group and a project of the Clean Air Council. Feet
First Philly raises awareness of issues facing pedestrians in the City
of Philadelphia including improving the pedestrian environment,
protecting the rights of pedestrians, and encouraging walking as a mode
of transportation, as well as for exercise and recreation. For more
information, click or tap here.
Bethesda's Our Brothers' Place Shelter is in need of Bar Soap and Plants for their Courtyard
bar soap can be any brand and amount. OBP goes through A LOT of soap
daily as it provides shelter for 150 men and showers services for of 75
walk-ins daily. They would love to receive some Virginia Creeper and
Ivy plants for the OBP courtyard, as we want plants that will grow to
cover the chain linked fence. Please let them know if you are able to provide any of these items.
of PCI is One Quarter of the Way towards their Goal of Helping
Mobility-Impaired Children and Adults access our Neighborhood Library!
of Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) reports $100,000 has been
collected towards the goal of $400,000 for the purpose of installing a
lift in our local branch library on Rittenhouse Square. Thanks to all
the neighbors who have contributed to this campaign.
branch is the third busiest branch in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, our
mobility-impaired neighbors are shut out from two important parts of the
library - the Children's Room and the Community Room, both on the lower
level, accessible only by stairs. The lift will remedy this problem. They need all neighbors to contribute large and small amounts to this effort. Please send a check to Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation/PCI Lift, 1901 Vine Street, Suite 111, Philadelphia PA 19103.Click or tap here for more info.