[NEWS] New housing facility in the name of Pope Francis opens in Philadelphia | Project HOME

[NEWS] New housing facility in the name of Pope Francis opens in Philadelphia

  • Project HOME officially opened Francis House of Peace on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / IMAGE: Jay Gorodetzer

From Newsworks

A new housing opportunity opens Wednesday in Philadelphia for those who need some help. It's named after the pope who came to town with a reminder to remember those in need.

The 94-unit Francis House of Peace on Arch Street was developed with Project HOME and the Middleton Partnership in cooperation with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation. The supportive housing is just another step toward ending homelessness in Philadelphia, said Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME.

"We'll have a combination of low-income senior citizens from Chinatown who can hardly afford to live in Chinatown these days, as well as homeless youth, youth who are LGBTQ and chronically homeless people who once lived on the streets," Scullion said.

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