Patch frequently reports on civic and citizen groups rallying around the idea of taking back the neighborhood from rental properties.
The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association will face off next week in a zoning hearing to prevent a single-family home from becoming a multi-family unit.
In June the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment sided with neighbors on requests to change the zoning status on two local properties. The was against turning a single-family home into a multiple-family property, while the opposed a proposal to turn a property into a boarding house.
And the Coalition of Civics has for rental houses as one of its main objectives.
But is that the biggest issue that plagues these organizations within Roxborough and Manayunk? Do the loss of family homes cause the neighborhood to deplete or do situations within the area or Philadelphia as a whole cause people to leave?
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Editor's note: The article was altered to include specifics on recent zoning cases involving Ridge Park and Wissahickon Neighbors civcs.