The historic Parkway Theater is a 100-year old building in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Reinvestment Fund financing helped rehabilitate the theater and adjacent buildings to create a world-class center for film, filmmakers and film education.Read Story
Reinvestment Fund is honored to have been selected by USDA as the National Fund Manager for the agency’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), and we are eager to lead this national effort to invest in healthy food access, an economic engine in communities that helps create much-needed jobs and spur small business growth. As the National Fund Manager, Reinvestment Fund is committed to building a more equitable food system that supports the health and economic vibrancy of all Americans, especially those that have not benefited significantly from HFFI investment to date—including rural communities, food systems entrepreneurs, and women- and minority-owned businesses.
Middle neighborhoods are neither the poorest nor the wealthiest neighborhoods in a city, typically experiencing neither precipitous decline nor rapid appreciation. In many cities, they account for a significant share of residents and are reasonably affordable to middle income households. This research brief examines conditions and trends in Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods differentiated by their racial, ethnic, and national origin makeup. A deeper understanding of the dynamics at play in different types of middle neighborhoods can help guide policy and investment approaches to shore up the inherent strength in these areas, and also head off decline that could potentially diminish not only residents’ financial health and neighborhood quality of life, but also Philadelphia’s overall wellbeing.