Hughes Questions State Treasurer about Redlining in Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, PA – February 20, 2018 – During budget hearings with State Treasurer Joe Torsella, Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) raised a recent report about redlining and housing discrimination specifically in the city of Philadelphia. Hughes cited a report by...

Hughes Welcomes Gov. Wolf to Groundbreaking for New Market West

I was thrilled to welcome Gov. Tom Wolf and other state and federal officials for the groundbreaking for New Market West, a community and retail hub planned for development at 5901 Market Street. This project will provide much needed services and homes to our West Philadelphia community. 

PMBDA Low-Interest Loan Program

PMBDA is a low-interest loan program designed to stimulate the creation, retention, and expansion of minority-owned businesses and create jobs in Pennsylvania. Uses PMBDA provides low-interest loans to finance a portion of the costs of land, building,...

Redlining in Philadelphia, Hughes Seeks Answers, Accountability

PHILADELPHIA – February 15, 2018 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) reacted angrily to media reports about the continued “redlining” of neighborhoods in Philadelphia, pledging to seek answers via inquires of state officials when they appear before the...

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Hughes: State Grant to Bolster Housing Stock in Conshohocken

Harrisburg – February 20, 2018 – Conshohocken is slated to receive a state grant of $112,875 to bring households into compliance with local and state building code standards, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today. “This state grant will improve housing stock in Conshohocken and add to the community’s quality-of-life,” Hughes said. “The funds will particularly help improve properties
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Hughes Questions State Treasurer about Redlining in Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, PA – February 20, 2018 – During budget hearings with State Treasurer Joe Torsella, Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) raised a recent report about redlining and housing discrimination specifically in the city of Philadelphia. Hughes cited a report by the Center for Investigative Reporting which examined 31 million mortgage records from across the country. Philadelphia was one of the
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Redlining in Philadelphia, Hughes Seeks Answers, Accountability

PHILADELPHIA – February 15, 2018 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) reacted angrily to media reports about the continued “redlining” of neighborhoods in Philadelphia, pledging to seek answers via inquires of state officials when they appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee for budget hearings. Redlining is the practice of banks withholding loans to people of color for home purchases
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Hughes to Gov: New Maps Must Adhere to Voting Rights Act

Harrisburg – February 9, 2018 – In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on the preparation of new congressional maps, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) reminded the governor that the new districts must adhere to the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “Recent statements and actions from the majority parties in the General Assembly have raised alarms,”
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Hughes Welcomes Gov. Wolf to  Groundbreaking for New Market West

Hughes Welcomes Gov. Wolf to Groundbreaking for New Market West

15 million state investment paves way for critical project in West Philadelphia "It takes teamwork to make a dream work." “This is a wonderful day for West Philadelphia and our region. Ground has been broken for New Market West. New Market West is a transformative project that will serve as a community hub for generations to come.” I was thrilled
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