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Regional Roundtable: Addressing the PHA Housing Crisis and Community Fires From a Grassroots Perspective

Monday, January 31, 2022
10:00am - 11:20am EST
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Philanthropy Network's Regional Roundtable series provides community leaders, non profit leadership and people with lived experience with a platform to educate members on pressing issues in our region. These meetings present timely information so that regional partners can explore new initiatives and opportunities for collaboration.  All funders in the Greater Philadelphia area are welcome to join the Regional Roundtable dialogues. If you would like to suggest a topic for a future Regional Roundtable, please email LeBrian Brown at

Join us for our next briefing on Monday, January 31st to discuss the PHA Housing crisis with a grassroots first responder and a former PHA tenant. This session will feature a phenomenal guest speaker Mr. Anton Moore, who will share with us his lived experience growing up in Tasker Homes projects, and how he and his nonprofit UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY address the growing crisis of overcrowding, extreme poverty, and the increase in the number of house fires in PHA-owned houses.

Registrants are encouraged to visit to learn more. 

Following the presentation, we’ll open the floor for participant questions and an answer session with Mr. Moore.



About Our Speaker

Anton Moore works as a freelance TV producer, a community activist and an event planner. He is President and Founder of Unity in the Community, a non-profit dedicated to bringing about change to the lives of South Philadelphians. Anton’s been called a ‘Game changer’ (CBS News), a ‘Hero of the Community’, and “one of the city’s promising young leaders” in BillyPenn’s list for “Who’s Next: Public Service”. In 2016 he was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to be a member of the Pennsylvania Commission on African American Affairs which serves as the commonwealth’s advocate agency for the African American community in Pennsylvania. For seven years he produced & booked talent for television segments for Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Rap City , for BET Award show specials, and the BET Hip Hop show “The Deal”. He started in broadcasting as an intern at WUSL radio (Power 99 FM) and went on to be a show producer, Promotions Assistant, and onsite personality while also attending the Community College of Philadelphia.

Anton was born in Philadelphia and was raised in the Tasker Homes Housing Development in South Philadelphia and a elected 48th Ward Democratic Party leader. Recently, Anton and #unityinthecommunity partnered with Power99 FM, Foot Locker, Forman Mills, Brightside Academy, Daily Dove Care, the Donte Wylie Foundation, Gary Barbera, and council member Kathy Gilmore-Richardson to recreate Christmas for the fire victims in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia by providing free Christmas presents for all children involved in the fire.