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Project HOME's Hub of Hope, Located Under Two Penn Center, Begins Sixth Season

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

Philadelphia will soon have a new LGBT-friendly youth-housing facility.

This fall, Project HOME, under the direction of cofounder, president and executive director Sister Mary Scullion, announced construction will start next year on a 30-unit affordable-housing facility geared toward homeless and at-risk young people, ages 18-24. The building will be located at 1315 N. Eighth St. in North Philadelphia.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A condo-and-apartment tower proposed for the last sizable piece of undeveloped property in the Rittenhouse Square area will be downsized,  part of a deal between the developer and neighbors that also includes preserving two historic buildings at the site.

 

From Generocity

Moving into a transitional housing unit was a difficult step for Kevin Boyle. He disliked the restrictions of the living arrangement, but, determined to not end up back on the street, rose each day committed to working toward a better future.

“You always have an opportunity to live two lives in one lifetime,” he used to say.

 

An editorial from S. Mary from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Elaine, a 37-year-old veteran and talented artist, was homeless in a wheelchair, having lost her legs to frostbite. She suffered from severe PTSD and addiction. Veterans' organizations and other community groups were working with her to help her to break out of homelessness, but early one August morning she was struck by a drunken driver and killed.

 

From Newsworks

This year the popular NPR feature StoryCorps is sponsoring "The Great Thanksgiving Listen." Over Thanksgiving weekend, high school students from across the United States are creating personal oral histories by recording interviews with elders, and NewsWorks is featuring some of those local conversations this week.

 

From Generocity

With rumors looming of planned voter suppression and intimidation on Election Day, many Philadelphians are anxious about casting their ballots. But for people who are homeless, formerly incarcerated or disabled, voting can routinely be a laborious process.

 

From Philly Voice

Pennsylvania has invested a multi-million dollar grant to a project that will provide affordable housing in Philadelphia for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at risk of homelessness.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

The sun shone bright on a parking lot in North Philadelphia Oct. 21 as Gov. Tom Wolf announced a $3-million investment from the state for a 30-unit affordable-housing complex that will offer LGBT-friendly residency for young adults.

The money came through the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

One year ago, the city of Philadelphia was in the throes of the historical visit of Pope Francis. For two days, hundreds of thousands of people experienced spiritual uplift and hope in the glow of this remarkable global religious leader.

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