City of Philadelphia has made a significant change to the amount of
rental assistance funding that is available for Phase 2 of the COVID-19
Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Now, RENT CAN BE PAID UP TO
"Our goal throughout the pandemic has been – and continues to be –
to keep people in their homes." said Mayor Jim Kenney. "Whether it’s
through our rental assistance program, COVID emergency housing sites, or
our eviction diversion program, maintaining housing for our most
vulnerable residents is critical. This additional CARES Act funding for
rental assistance allows us to serve landlords and families struggling
to make ends meet. We encourage all eligible Philadelphians facing
economic hardship during these challenging times to apply for rental
assistance before the end of the month."
This increase will automatically apply to tenants that have already applied for Phase 2 funding, as well as all new applicants.
SOSNA Board of Directors is a working volunteer Board that establishes
the policies and helps implement the programs and activities of the
organization. The SOSNA board is an elected volunteer body, made up of
15 people from the neighborhood. Each board member serves a 3-year term
and can only serve 2 consecutive terms, for a total of 6 years.
SOSNA’s Board of Directors strives to be representative of our
population of neighbors. Our Board of Directors and volunteers shape our
programs and initiatives as we work towards community safety that
supports and heals, not disenfranchises and displaces. We continue to be
committed to creating a diverse board that represents our neighborhood
in terms of race/ethnic groups, professions, education levels, ages,
abilities and genders. All nomination applications are very welcome.
To be a member, you must
have your primary residence or who own real estate within SOSNA’s
boundaries, have a business owned and/or headquartered within SOSNA’s
boundaries, or direct a nonprofit organization headquartered within
Be willing to serve at least one (1) three (3) year term on the Board of Directors
Meet monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00p for our Board Meetings (virtually during COVID-19)
SOCIAL DISTANCE CLEAN UPS
is partnering up with Bloktoberfest & South Street West Business
Association to host a few socially distant clean ups to beautify our
commercial corridors this Fall! Social distancing and masks are
required. Dates are as follows:
• Sunday, September 27th 9-11am on South St
• Sunday, October 18th 9-11am on South St & Washington Ave
• Sunday, November 15th 9-11am TBD
We’re looking for volunteers to help us! If you’re interested, you can sign up using this link: https://rb.gy/40ogi4
SOSNA’s Clean & Green Committee can provide brooms, shovels, rakes and other supplies.
**For the 9/27 clean up date, you can pick up tools and supplies from
SOSNA’s office on Friday, September 25 between 8a-10a at the 1901
Washington Avenue, Unit B (on 19th street between League &
exploring turning our new SOSNA space into a cooperative workspace
containing technology and resources to develop creative digital content.
In doing so we hope to create a community hub for individuals to work
remotely, facilitate learning pods, and share skills or solutions
through developing creative digital content in order to develop rapport
in person or virtually, share solutions through digital content, and
ultimately establish a more cohesive community.
Learn more about the idea created by our Board Member, Brandon Washington here.
Fact: Properly set out materials can help crews clear the route
quicker. Use sturdy trash bags and cover containers with lids. Turn
handles towards the street. Want less water in your can? Drill holes in
Our neighborhood's beloved Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society suffered
from flooding in the basement of the Museum and is working to repair
and cover the cost of the damage. In addition, the Historical Society
and Museum has been closed due to COVID and unable to receive any
support loans or grants to subsidize their ongoing operational costs.
Applications can be done via online, mail, or phone (phone hours are still limited due to the pandemic).
Job Resources by SOSNA
a folder for job resources to reference when looking for a new job,
career fair, training or other opportunities in the Philadelphia
area. We update the folder below weekly so check back often!
Although we would love to be racing alongside you this Fall, we will instead be celebrating our 12th Annual SWCC 5K with a self-paced virtual race! The 5K or Monster Mile can be completed anywhere between October 23rd and 31st.
Please sign up HERE to participate in the 2020 virtual race!
Our office will be closed until further notice. If you have any concerns or questions, you can reach our Executive Director, Nicole via email at email@example.com.
HELP US CREATE THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.
thoughtful donation is an impactful investment in our neighborhood, and
it helps SOSNA and our volunteers continue to be a resource for you and
engage more of our neighbors.
is only able to do our work with the support of our neighbors, our
neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We depend on the
countless hours our neighbors volunteer with us and we rely on generous
donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses to carry out our
mission of improving our community.
SOSNA is only able to do the work that we do with the support of our
neighbors, our neighborhood businesses, and our community partners. We
depend on the countless hours our residents volunteer with SOSNA, and we
rely on generous donations, like yours, from neighbors and businesses
to carry out our mission of improving our community.
C&R Building Supply is your one-stop shop for all things building supply on 18th & Washington Avenue. C&R Building Supply works with the best manufacturers in the world to bring you the highest quality building materials
for your use. They provide our customers with a wide range of choices
such as lumber, kitchen products, bath products and much more!