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From WHYY:

Jerome Maynard’s two-bedroom apartment in Roxborough is a special place — not because of the beige carpeting and white walls, but simply because it’s his.

Roughly a year ago, the 26-year-old was homeless — and had been for the better part of a decade.

“I’m still getting used to it, but it does feel nice,” he said of his home.

The December 6 Groundbreaking for the future Gloria Casarez Residence. (Photo by Shira Yudkoff)

The following article is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

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 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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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Fashion designer Aquilla Savoy describes himself in his Instagram bio as a “young entrepreneur” who has “been weird — [you’re] just noticing.”

The out 23-year-old says the clothing from his brand, Embrace Your Fashion, is “creative and unique.” Savoy noted people often gossip on social media about the way he dresses — but he doesn’t seem to mind.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey (D., Pa.) joined forces with Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME and the Covenant House organization Monday to support President Obama's request for $2.48 billion in this year's budget to help the homeless.

The joint news conference took place at the Youth Emergency Service teen shelter in the city's Spring Garden section.

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