Image feature in the Inquirer: Does Philadelphia need a law mandating affordable housing?

"San Francisco does it. New York does it. So does Washington. As their housing costs have skyrocketed, pricing out the working poor and making it difficult for even middle-income people to find affordable housing, those cities have adopted laws requiring new developments to include subsidized units for low-wage workers.

Now, a City Council member wants Philadelphia to join the club.

The difference, of course, is that Philadelphia already has some of the cheapest housing stock of any big American city." 

Read more by Inga Saffron and check out Kendon Photography images here.