[NEWS] Be the change | Project HOME

[NEWS] Be the change

 

Editorial from Al Dia News

This Monday — amid street merchants hawking pope t-shirts, storefronts replete with bobblehead versions of the same, and a city girding itself with hundreds of porta-potties and worries, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation quietly renamed a new affordable housing development in Chinatown in honor of Pope Francis.

Francis House of Peace, developed by Project HOME in partnership with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, “is a nine-story mixed-use development, including retail space and 94 apartment units for formerly homeless and low-income men and women, including young adults at risk of becoming homeless. English- and Chinese-speaking residents will have access to all Project HOME services to set them on a path toward self-actualization.”