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New Housing Project Announced For City’s Tioga Section

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME is leading the charge to rehab an apartment building in the city’s Tioga neighborhood for homeless adults and veterans.

The project involves the total renovation of a foreclosed, 54-unit apartment building on the 2100 block of W. Venango Street, in Tioga.

Sister Mary Scullion, leader of Project HOME (wearing her Phillies hat at the City Hall announcement), says the property will turned into permanent housing for three groups:

“Quality, affordable, sustainable housing for our fellow citizens who experience homelessness, for our veterans who served our country so honorably, and for low-income individuals and families in the Tioga section of our city.”

Nine million dollars in federal stimulus money will cover most of the $10½-million price tag.  The project is due to be complete in about a year.

Reported by KYW City Hall Bureau Chief Mike Dunn.
Photo by Mike Dunn

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