Drexel University’s Home Purchase Assistance Program community is comprised of the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Powelton Village, West Powelton, and Mantua, all rooted in history, each with a vibrant future. Full of life, art, education and learning, activism, diversity, and development, Drexel’s community is a truly special place with projects, programs, and directives aimed at raising the bar, then exceeding it, when it comes to residential city living. Drexel University has implemented its Neighborhood Initiatives Project, drawing on many and multiple resources and agencies to achieve its goals, which improve the quality of life and increase opportunities for the residents of the community. These goals focus on clean, safe streets, affordable housing, education and employment opportunities, health and wellness facilities, and thriving commercial and retail areas.