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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.

[RELEASE] PROJECT HOME ANNOUNCES DECEMBER GROUNDBREAKING FOR FIRST PHASE OF PLANNED RESIDENCE FOR FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS

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PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2017 – The groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the two-part affordable housing development project at 1315 N. 8th Street has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017, capping an unexpectedly complicated purchase of the property.

Property Acquired for Planned Residence at 1315 N. 8th St.

We are pleased to announce that, after a long journey, Project HOME purchased the property at 1315 N. 8th Street for two planned residences for formerly homeless individuals. It was a complicated process that was unforeseen, and a positive outcome did not often seem possible. Over nearly 30 years, Project HOME has witnessed the evidence of what the “Power of We” can accomplish and, once again, we are overwhelmed at what so many have made possible.

 

From Curbed

After a bit of a bidding war emerged for large plot of land in North Philly, some of which was originally intended for an affordable housing project, a bankruptcy judge is set to approve the sales of a portion of the properties to Project HOME.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Pending final review, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Magdeline D. Coleman on Tuesday said she would approve the sales of North Philadelphia Health System’s properties at Eighth Street and Girard Avenue for a combined $10.25 million.

 

From CBS Philly

North Philadelphia Health System reached a bankruptcy deal that week that could nullify the sale of property for a LGBTQ youth housing project.

Project HOME had agreed to purchase five parcels on North 8th Street for $1.75 million.

The lot would be transformed into 30 units of affordable housing for LGBTQ Youth, but on Tuesday a bankruptcy court rejected the deal.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

The impersonal machinery of bankruptcy has dealt a blow to Project Home’s effort to build a $13 million LGBTQ-friendly affordable-housing project on property the nonprofit wanted to buy from the bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System.

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TPF Awards $100,000 to Support Programs at Planned LGBTQ-friendly Residence

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 – Project HOME and The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced a new community partnership aimed at supporting young adult-specific programs, funded in part by $100,000 that TPF envisions as a catalyst for more investment.

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