Hohenstein, neighbors and other public officials to discuss construction problems in city

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22 State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., will hold a news conference at noon Friday, Sept. 24, at 2343 E. York St., the home of a constituent who is dealing with the aftermath of faulty construction in her neighborhood.

Hohenstein will be joined by fellow lawmakers and people who have been impacted by shoddy techniques used during construction on their homes or in their neighborhoods and those who are fighting the massive, out-of-scale development they say threatens to change the whole character of their blocks.

Among those expected to join Hohenstein Friday are:

  • Drew Miller and Venise Whitaker, representing the Riverwards L&I Coalition, a neighborhood group seeking to help neighbors fight irresponsible development.  
  • Adrian Bondy and Hanna Sherril from the Build Like You Live Here campaign and their fight against a monstrous development at 2400 E. Huntingdon St.  
  • Clarice Brooks, who will discuss the lack of protection for existing neighbors.

  • Megan Murray, who will discuss faulty new home construction.

  • Tamika Tansley, who will talk about the lack of protection for faulty renovations – especially with stucco.  

  • Nancy Lewis and Michelle Gaffney, who also will talk about the lack of protection for existing neighbors.

  • State Reps. Mike Driscoll, 173rd Legislative District, and Mary Isaacson, 175th Legislative District, both D-Phila.

  • Councilmember Bobby Henon, 6th Council District, chair of Licenses & Inspections Committee.

Hohenstein also will talk about legislation he recently introduced that would give homeowners and neighborhoods the tools they need to keep their homes sound and neighborhoods safe.