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From Philadelphia Magazine:

On Wednesday, several local lawmakers and community advocates attended the groundbreaking of a new LGBTQ-friendly housing project honoring one of their own. Project HOME formally announced that its new property will be named the Gloria Casarez Residence after the late civil rights leader who became the city’s first Office of LGBT Affairs director before her untimely passing in 2014.

 

From Curbed Philadelphia:

Construction has officially begun on the first LGBTQ housing project of its kind in Pennsylvania, the Gloria Casarez Residence in North Philly.

 

From WHYY

Jessica Keel has experienced almost every kind of homelessness.

She’s couch-surfed at relatives’ homes, she’s drifted in and out of group homes, and then there were times when things got really bad.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

Ground will be broken next month on a pioneering youth residence, which will be named for one of the community’s own pioneers.

 

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.

A round up of the television news coverage of our partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation.

 

From CBS Philly:

A Philadelphia nonprofit has announced seed funding for a new project that would provide LGBT-friendly housing exclusively for homeless youth. It would be a first for Pennsylvania.

Here’s how Nasir Fears describes his teenage years in Philadelphia.

 

From Newsworks

Nasir Fears first told his grandmother he was gay when he was 14-years old. She didn't throw him out, but she made it clear she didn't accept his sexuality.

"And I had left," he said. "And it was like ok, just do... whatever. Like, nobody actually really cared."

Fears spent years sleeping on the subway and house-hopping.

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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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