Sister Mary Scullion
They’re announcing the creation of a fund to be used for anti-poverty efforts and a letter-writing campaign to get more federal action on the issue.
Project HOME hosted a mayoral forum Thursday night that focused on poverty and other issues.
Officials say most low-income families can’t afford the rent in Center City.
“We are celebrating what once seemed impossible as possible,” said Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project Home, the driving force behind the Stephen Klein Wellness Center.
Mayor Nutter was more than happy to host the announcement as local Wells Fargo officials presented a check for $1.35 million, to be divvied up by six local nonprofits.
Jon Bon Jovi is working with Project HOME on “JBJ Soul Homes,” at 15th and Fairmount
Mayor Nutter says the city has made a number of changes in services to address poverty but, he notes, it’s a complicated issue.
Just two months before the Barnes Foundation moved into its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city passed a law banning curbside feedings. The move sparked immediate controversy.
The homeless advocacy organization, Project H.O.M.E., broke ground Tuesday on 55 new units of low income on Fairmount Avenue, near Broad Street. The new development is called JBJ Soul homes.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has announced a ban on the feeding of large numbers of homeless and hungry people at sites on and near the Ben Franklin Parkway.
“We are celebrating what it means to have a home,” said Project HOME’s Sister Mary Scullion, described as “the light that all follow” as Philadelphia tries to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
The city of Philadelphia has declared the first code blue of the New Year as a cold snap grips the region.
A new report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness says the homeless population has grown in 31 of 50 states and at a fairly brisk pace.
Project H.O.M.E is launching a new program to provide digital and leadership skills to high school students.
The project involves the total renovation of a foreclosed, 54-unit apartment building on the 2100 block of W. Venango Street, in Tioga.