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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.

 

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.

A round up of the television news coverage of our partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation.

 

From CBS Philly:

A Philadelphia nonprofit has announced seed funding for a new project that would provide LGBT-friendly housing exclusively for homeless youth. It would be a first for Pennsylvania.

Here’s how Nasir Fears describes his teenage years in Philadelphia.

 

From Newsworks

Nasir Fears first told his grandmother he was gay when he was 14-years old. She didn't throw him out, but she made it clear she didn't accept his sexuality.

"And I had left," he said. "And it was like ok, just do... whatever. Like, nobody actually really cared."

Fears spent years sleeping on the subway and house-hopping.

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TPF Awards $100,000 to Support Programs at Planned LGBTQ-friendly Residence

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 – Project HOME and The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced a new community partnership aimed at supporting young adult-specific programs, funded in part by $100,000 that TPF envisions as a catalyst for more investment.

Qasim Moore, Program Manager at Project HOME, joined with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania recently to discuss the importance of affordable housing and recovery. Our thanks to Rep. Dwight Evans for his time and for representing us in the 2nd District.

The following article is in the just-released spring edition of our News from HOME print newsletter.  If you would like to receive the newsletter in the mail, click here.  You can read more of the newsletter online here.

 

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