How we create change with our communities

We look to increase the long-term self-sufficiency, safety, prosperity, and quality of life for residents in underserved urban areas through holistic, thoughtful real estate development and services, blended financing across the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and partnership and programming with city, community, and industry leaders.

Our commitments to our communities

We are resolute in the people we serve and pursuits that drive us. We are driven by the resiliency and the unflinching courage of the businesses and residents we work with everyday. 

$ 1 MM
capital invested in the
neighborhoods we serve
(THROUGH 2020)​
$ 1 MM
spent on businesses in the
neighborhoods we serve
(THROUGH 2020)
SHIFT J-centrel affordable apartments Philadelphia
J-centrel studio loft apartment residence in Harrowgate

Every resident deserves a safe, affordable quality home with access to supportive services.

100%

RESIDENCES AT 60% PHILA AMI OR LESS
(THROUGH 2020)​

53

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AND APARTMENTS RENOVATED
(THROUGH 2020)

Quality workforce development, job opportunities, and thoughtful retail and services for neighborhood residents.

875+

temporary jobs in construction/
maintenance

650+

jobs brought to/created in neighborhood

Sharswood Ridge Philadelphia SHIFT Mosaic Development
Groundbreaking at Sharswood Ridge Philadelphia with our partners
Kensington Corridor Trust Philadelphia SHIFT
Kensington Corridor Trust launch (photo thanks: Pixel Parlor)

Building trusted relationships and strategic partnerships to deliver value-add programming and services to community members.

8

community-wide
projects/programs

Every resident should have access to safe spaces and passages, health services, and healthy food and activity options.

$1MM

invested on fire safety systems
(TO DATE)

$863K

spent on environmental assessment/remediation
(TO DATE)

Tusculum Square Kensington Philadelphia
Tusculum Square Kensington, Philadelphia
SHIFT MaKen North Mural Artist Iye Yin Dae
Mural at MaKen Studios North by Iye Yin Dae

Supporting local artists through the development and preservation of artists spaces and commissioning of public projects

65

CREATIVE ECONOMY
SMALL BUSINESSES

26

NEW SMALL BUSINESSES
IN 2020

Providing opportunities for under-represented groups via our team, vendors and suppliers, and tenants, to build stronger, more equitable, and more cohesive communities.

72%

of tenants from an unrepresented group
(in 2020)

53%

of our team from an unrepresented group
(in 2020)

SHIFT small business tenant mix
Small businesses that call our spaces home