[NEWS] Planned LGBT-friendly housing project receives $100K grant | Project HOME

[NEWS] Planned LGBT-friendly housing project receives $100K grant

 

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.

TPF’s grant will specifically go toward Project HOME’s Young Adult Program, which emphasizes support services, education and employment. Project HOME will provide this program at its planned LGBT-friendly residence at 1315 N. Eighth St. and will include 30 housing units for ages 18-23.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with The Philadelphia Foundation on this new project that is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the nation,” Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and executive director of Project HOME, said in a statement. “Homelessness among young adults is on the rise and over 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. The Philadelphia Foundation, with its high standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability, will help us shine the light on this growing tragedy.”