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Anti-Poverty Fund Hopes The Papal Visit Will Have A Lasting Impact In Philadelphia

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. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Discuss Poverty During Forum

Project HOME hosted a mayoral forum Thursday night that focused on poverty and other issues.


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Project HOME’s Latest Project Brings Homes And Opportunities To Chinatown

Officials say most low-income families can’t afford the rent in Center City.


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Upbeat Groundbreaking Ceremony For New North Philly Wellness Center

“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 and Wells Fargo bank officials pose with some of the recipients of Wells Fargo's charitable donation.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Six Area Nonprofits Will Benefit From Big Wells Fargo Donation

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.


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Applicants Line Up To Apply For Low-Income Housing in Fairmount

Jon Bon Jovi is working with Project HOME on “JBJ Soul Homes,” at 15th and Fairmount


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Philadelphia Leads in ‘Deep’ Poverty Among Big Cities

Mayor Nutter says the city has made a number of changes in services to address poverty but, he notes, it’s a complicated issue.


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2012 Year in Review: Food Handouts Create Controversy in Philadelphia

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.


(Jon Bon Jovi, at center in brown jacket, joins Project HOME co-founders Sister Mary Scullion and Joan McConnon and other supporters and city officials, to break ground for a new low income housing development.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

New Philadelphia Development Gets The Rock Start Treatment

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.


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City To Ban Street-Corner Feedings of Homeless

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.


(A ribbon-cutting is conducted by, L-R, Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project HOME; Esterlina Fernandez, a resident of Ray Homes; Mayor Michael Nutter; and US Rep. Chaka Fattah.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Homes-for-the-Homeless Apartment Building is Dedicated in Tioga

“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.


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‘Code Blue’ Activated In Philadelphia As Bitter Temps Grip The City

The city of Philadelphia has declared the first code blue of the New Year as a cold snap grips the region.


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Report: Homelessness On The Rise Locally And Nationally

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.


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Project H.O.M.E Has New Digital Education Program For Teens

Project H.O.M.E is launching a new program to provide digital and leadership skills to high school students.


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New Housing Project Announced For City’s Tioga Section

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/29/2010