By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Developers plan to break ground on a new affordable housing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender senior citizens.

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Project spokesperson Mark Segal says the housing project will be built on 13th Street between Locust and Spruce.

“We want this project to be something that Philadelphians can take pride in. That’s very important to us. We want the city to take pride in it, we want Washington Square West to take pride in it and we want the LGBT community to take pride in it.”

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Segal says this project fulfills a need that has gone unfulfilled for a long time now.

“And in our own community for the most part, LGBT seniors are literally invisible. This project has put them on the map and made them think about the issues that face gay seniors.”

He says more information about the future 56-unit building will be made available when the project is officially announced on Monday.

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