[NEWS] Project HOME breaks ground on homeless housing in North Philly
From the Metro:
A major housing project is going up on North Broad Street that will put a roof over the heads of those who were once homeless.
City, state and local officials broke ground Tuesday on 2415 N. Broad St., a construction development consisting of 88 affordable housing units with 2,457 sq. ft. of retail space at the street level just north of Temple University.
The $24 million project is funded by a combination of public and private money from generous donors to Project HOME, as well as through the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and others.
“We understand that building community with each other is the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty and many of the struggles that are faced by our city and our nation,” said Joan Dawson McConnon, co-founder and associate executive director and CFO of Project HOME.