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Supporters Gave More Than $350,000 to LGBTQ-Friendly Young Adult Housing At Raise The Roof Fundraiser

What a night! We vogued, laughed and learned about one another. Nasir, a Project HOME Young Adult resident, shared his moving story about developing leadership in himself and his peers since coming home. We recognized advocates John Alchin and Hal Marryatt for their vision, leadership, and commitment to LGBTQ young adults. Sister Mary Scullion described how we are all working to be the first city to end and prevent street homelessness.

Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building Grand Opening | Bonita Pritchette

On Monday, April 23, 2018, we celebrated the Grand opening of our newest residence, Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building. The residence, located at 2415 North Broad St., provides 88 units of affordable housing (20 dedicated to young adults) to men and women who are homeless, formerly homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as low-income members of the community. Bonita Pritchette a Certified Recovery Specialist and Resident at Project HOME shares a  reflection on her time at Project HOME.

Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building Grand Opening | Morris Williams

On Monday, April 23, 2018, we celebrated the Grand opening of our newest residence, Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building. The residence, located at 2415 North Broad St., provides 88 units of affordable housing (20 dedicated to young adults) to men and women who are homeless, formerly homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as low-income members of the community. Morris Williams a long-time supporter of Project HOME and advocate for ending homelessness in Philadelphia shared a few thoughts in reflection of the grand opening.

Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building Grand Opening | Gene Epstein

On Monday, April 23, 2018, we celebrated the Grand opening of our newest residence, Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building. The residence, located at 2415 North Broad St., provides 88 units of affordable housing (20 dedicated to young adults) to men and women who are homeless, formerly homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as low-income members of the community. Gene Epstein a long-time supporter of Project HOME and advocate for ending homelessness in Philadelphia shared a few thoughts in reflection of the grand opening.

Ruth Williams House at the  Gene & Marlene Epstein Building ribbon cutting

Project HOME Announces Grand Opening of Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building

Newest Residence at 2415 North Broad Street Made Possible by the Vision and Generosity of Local Advocates and Long-time Supporters of Project HOME

The December 6 Groundbreaking for the future Gloria Casarez Residence. (Photo by Shira Yudkoff)

The following article is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

A Groundbreaking for Everyone: The Gloria Casarez Residence Groundbreaking Recap

Last Wednesday, Project HOME broke ground on the four-story, 36,547-square-foot Gloria Casarez Residence, which will bring 30 LGBTQ-friendly affordable homes to North Philadelphia for young adults (ages 18-23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of foster care. The first permanent supportive housing of this kind in Pennsylvania and among the first in the nation, Gloria Casarez Residence is the first of two planned residences to be built on this site.

Breaking Ground on the Gloria Casarez Residence

On December 6, Project HOME will make history and break ground on Gloria Casarez Residence, a four-story, 36,547 square-foot new construction. 30 LGBTQ friendly affordable homes will be built for young adults (ages 18-23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of foster care. This is the first permanent supportive housing of this kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and among the first in the nation. It is the first of two planned residences to be built on this site.