[NEWS] Pa.'s first young-adult LGBTQ-friendly permanent supportive housing honors Philly pioneer
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.
As many as 40 percent of young adults who are homeless identify as LGBTQ. These young adults are often forced from their homes by familial hostility to their sexual orientation or gender identity, and they tend to spend more time homeless than their non-LGBTQ peers. Identity-specific support is an essential component of any program designed to serve this community, and this new residence provides direct support to those in our community battling poverty, marginalization, and an uncertain path into adulthood.