Gloria Casarez Residence Grand Opening
Please join us for the historic grand opening of Gloria Casarez Residence, the sixth project in the MPOWER partnership. This beautiful four-story building provides 30 LGBTQ-friendly affordable homes for young adults (ages 18–23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of the foster care system. This is the first permanent supportive housing of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and among the first in the nation.
Nationally, young adult homelessness is on the rise, and an estimated 40 percent identify as LGBTQ. Through the JBJ Soul Foundation, Neubauer Catalyst for Young Adults Program, John Alchin and Hal Marryatt, William Penn Foundation, Arthur Kaplan and Duane Perry, Mel Heifetz, Maguire Foundation, and support from many others, Project HOME now has 70 dedicated apartments for young adults at JBJ Soul Homes, Francis House of Peace, Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building, and now Gloria Casarez Residence.
Residents are provided with a combination of housing, employment, education, and health care services, as well as life skills education, and community-building activities.
Street parking will be available.
With Thanks to Our Generous Donors
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
William Penn Foundation
Arthur Kaplan and Duane Perry
Leigh and John Middleton
Aileen and Brian Roberts
Ira Lubert and Pam Estadt
The Philadelphia Foundation
Gordon Family Foundation
Collis Family Fund
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Neubauer Family Foundation
Vert Charitable Trust
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Philadelphia Housing Authority
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
City of Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development
Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania