Project HOME in the News

 

Our vice president for healthcare services, Monica Medina McCurdy, recently penned an op-ed calling for the protection of Medicaid.

From Pennlive.com

We have yet another example of elected leaders grasping at easy political "wins" instead of real solutions, and failing the good people of the Commonwealth.

 

From Newsworks

This weekend, America's oldest outdoor show of original art will take place in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is celebrating its 90th year.

For the first time, the competitive exhibition will feature art by formerly homeless people.

 

From CBS Philly

A line wrapping around the 1500 block of Fairmount Avenue Wednesday night illustrated the shortage of affordable housing in Philadelphia.

Hundreds of people camped out, waiting to apply for a unit in a new apartment building for the formerly homeless.

Kamisha Graham arrived at 10 a.m. Wednesday, 22 hours before Project HOME began accepting applications for the North Broad Street units.

 

From Philly.com

By dawn Thursday, 500 people had lined up on the sidewalk outside the Project HOME apartments on Fairmount Avenue.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

North Philadelphia Health System’s bankruptcy has put a nearly $13 million LGBTQ-friendly affordable-housing project planned by Project HOME near Girard Medical Center in jeopardy, Project HOME officials said.

Sister Mary To Georgetown Grads: Begin  A "Revolution of Tenderness"

On Saturday, May 20, Sister Mary delivered the Georgetown College commencement address and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Georgetown University. In her speech (which will be broadcast live here) Sister Mary urged the graduates to pursue a "revolution of tenderness" by joining with those who are struggling and together forge a new path to economic inclusivity.

Project HOME, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Win Blue Ribbon for Francis House of Peace

Last month, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) were awarded the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation's (PACDC) 2017 Blue Ribbon for the development of the Francis House of Peace residence.

PACDC's award recognizes "outstanding achievement by community development corporations" that advance the organization's vision that "vibrant and diverse neighborhoods across Philadelphia that equitably meet the needs of all community members, preserve and enhance community assets, and foster a stronger city and region."

 

NEW YORK –April 11, 2017– Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund's Pay for Success program, is awarding federal funding to six projects designed to improve approaches to widespread social challenges.

 

From Philadelphia Magazine:

When Sister Mary Scullion enters a room, it changes. Eyes soften and shift in her direction. Smiles spread. Eager hands reach to greet her. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput might have the last word when it comes to Catholicism in Philly, but there’s a good chance Sister Mary Scullion has impacted far more people than he or any other Catholic in the city.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Two local nonprofit organizations have partnered up to support young-adult programs. The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) provided a $100,000 grant to Project HOME, an organization that empowers homeless individuals.

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