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Gloria Casarez

 

From CBS Philly

A new apartment building in Philadelphia is paving the way for the future. There was a big turnout for the grand opening on Tuesday.

The brand new 36,000-square-foot residence is first of its kind, named after a prominent LGBTQ advocate in Philadelphia.

It’s made possible by city, state, and HUD officials, along with Project Home – whose well-known motto is: “None of us are home until all of us are home.”

 

From KYW

Project Home, the local non-profit that helps the homeless, held a grand opening Tuesday of a 4 story building that provides housing for a specific group of people. KYW Newsradio's Paul Kurtz reports.

 

From The Inquirer

James Allen came out as bisexual at 13, only to absorb so much abuse that he considered taking his own life.

Through the years, he vowed to himself, “One day, I’m going to have my own place, where I feel safe and loved.”

On Tuesday, Allen, now 20, declared that he had finally found that place.

 

From The Inquirer

Philadelphia recently reached a landmark achievement. On Dec. 6, 2017, Project HOME partnered with the city, state, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  and many other supporters and advocates to break ground on the Gloria Casarez Residence at 1315 N. Eighth St. It is the first young-adult, LGBTQ-friendly, permanent supportive housing in the state of Pennsylvania.

[RELEASE] Project HOME Honors Legacy of Gloria Casarez, American Civil Rights Leader and LGBTQ Activist,  Naming Newest Property in her Honor

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 6, 2017) – Project HOME announced today its newest property will be named in honor of Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs and a passionate and committed advocate for justice and equality in our city. Casarez passed away in 2014. The property will be the first LGBTQ-friendly, young-adult-only permanent supportive housing in Pennsylvania.

 

From: Affordable Housing Finance

Formerly homeless young adults will have a new place to call home in Philadelphia.

The LGBTQ-friendly development will be the first of its kind in the state, according to nonprofit developer Project HOME, which will break ground on the project Dec. 6.

The early days of Project HOME were a time of much ferment in the struggle against homelessness in Philadelphia.  The numbers of persons on the streets were very high, city and private services were stretched to the limit, and public antagonism was growing.  Many groups were involved in creative efforts of advocacy and political action to raise the issue and push for justice.

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