Project HOME in the News

 

From the Metro:

In winter of 2015, advocates for the homeless from Project HOME had to fight to keep open the "Hub of Hope," a one-stop services center in Suburban Station located inside a tiny storefront space and owned by a private landlord.

But now a newer, permanent Hub of Hope is in the pipeline, set to open in January 2018. And this Hub will look a little different.

 

From Curbed

After operating for six years each winter at Suburban Station, a temporary walk-in enagement service for Philly’s homeless population will open its doors once again in January 2018—this time for good.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Staying clean is a problem, said Iverson Furtic, 51, who’s done it on and off for more than 30 years.

He was talking about the drug use he can’t seem to beat, the addiction that keeps returning him to the street. Philadelphia social services set him up with a place in the city’s Frankford neighborhood, but the lure of easy drugs nearby proved too powerful.

[RELEASE] PROJECT HOME ANNOUNCES DECEMBER GROUNDBREAKING FOR FIRST PHASE OF PLANNED RESIDENCE FOR FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS

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PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2017 – The groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the two-part affordable housing development project at 1315 N. 8th Street has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017, capping an unexpectedly complicated purchase of the property.

 

From NBC10:

Mikel Louis, who claims King Kells as his stage name, is a North Philadelphia student who now has his first album out. Louis says the opportunities he’s had only came along because of Inner Power Records, a free, student-run record label.

Property Acquired for Planned Residence at 1315 N. 8th St.

We are pleased to announce that, after a long journey, Project HOME purchased the property at 1315 N. 8th Street for two planned residences for formerly homeless individuals. It was a complicated process that was unforeseen, and a positive outcome did not often seem possible. Over nearly 30 years, Project HOME has witnessed the evidence of what the “Power of We” can accomplish and, once again, we are overwhelmed at what so many have made possible.

 

From Curbed

After a bit of a bidding war emerged for large plot of land in North Philly, some of which was originally intended for an affordable housing project, a bankruptcy judge is set to approve the sales of a portion of the properties to Project HOME.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Pending final review, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Magdeline D. Coleman on Tuesday said she would approve the sales of North Philadelphia Health System’s properties at Eighth Street and Girard Avenue for a combined $10.25 million.

 

From CBS Philly

North Philadelphia Health System reached a bankruptcy deal that week that could nullify the sale of property for a LGBTQ youth housing project.

Project HOME had agreed to purchase five parcels on North 8th Street for $1.75 million.

The lot would be transformed into 30 units of affordable housing for LGBTQ Youth, but on Tuesday a bankruptcy court rejected the deal.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

The impersonal machinery of bankruptcy has dealt a blow to Project Home’s effort to build a $13 million LGBTQ-friendly affordable-housing project on property the nonprofit wanted to buy from the bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System.

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