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Pennsylvania’s first LGBTQ housing for young adults breaks ground in North Philly


Rendering by Kitchen & Associates Construction has officially begun on the first LGBTQ housing project of its kind in Pennsylvania ... in 1797 and looks just as stately as ever. Top Philly real estate trends to expect in 2018 From new kinds of renters ...


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North Philly Philadelphia Construction News Pennsylvania’s first LGBTQ housing for young adults breaks ground in North Philly It’s named after Gloria Casarez, a local LGBTQ advocate By Melissa Romero Dec 6, 2017, 12:00pm EST tweet share pin The Gloria Casarez Residence, named after the late LGBTQ activist, will bring 30 units of affordable housing geared toward LGBTQ young adults Rendering by Kitchen & Associates Construction has officially begun on the first LGBTQ housing project of its kind in Pennsylvania, the Gloria Casarez Residence in North Philly Officials celebrated the start of construction with a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday morning at 1315 N8th StreetSpearheaded by Project HOME and funded by MPOWER, the first phase of the $13.5 million project will provide 30 units of LGBTQ-friendly housing for young adults between ages 18 and 23 who have aged out of the foster care system and/or are homeless The second phase will include another building that will have 40 units of affordable housing for adults who have experienced homelessnessIn addition to the 70 affordable housing units, the 36,547-square- foot building will feature a community courtyard, a kitchenette, shared laundry, a gym, and bike storage The groundbreaking comes on the heels of a recent city report that highlighted Philly’s youth homelessness problemOf the nearly 600 homeless youth accounted for in one night in Philly, 31 percent of them identified as LGBTQ “We’re thrilled to be able to move forward with this crucial project after such a long, uncertain process,” said Annette Jeffrey, Project HOME’s vice president of development and communications Jeffrey was referring to the long and competitive bidding process that Project HOME was involved in over the past yearThe land was originally owned by the now-bankrupt North Philadelphia Health System, which began marketing its properties here earlier this year Project HOME raised the money to purchase some of the parcels from NPHS and build the project, but higher offers later came to the table, resulting in a bidding warBut by August, the U.SBankruptcy Judge Magdeline DColeman approved the sale of the property to Project HOME. At the groundbreaking, the new name of the 1315 N8th Street project was revealed as the Gloria Casarez ResidenceThe late Casarez was the city’s first director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs. Related Bidding war emerges for North Philly land intended for LGBTQ affordable housing Project HOME’s LGBTQ housing moves forward in North Philly New report takes hard look at Philly’s hidden homeless youth Trending The iconic log cabin in Northern Liberties is for sale An artist’s log cabin house built in Northern Liberties during the 1980s has hit the market to the tune of $639,000. Vote for Philly’s best new building of 2017! Consider the following five new buildings, then take our poll! The winner will be revealed later this month as part of Curbed Philly’s Curbed Awards. Mapping South Broad Street’s development projects There are nearly a dozen multi-million dollar development projects in the works for South Broad Street in Philly, ranging from high-rise hotels to luxury apartment buildings to condo towers. More in Trending ChorusAds.cmd.push(function() {ChorusAds.addVariable("trending_sidebar", ["true"])}); Newsletter Enter your email address Go By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. (function(e,t){if(t.innerWidth>727){return;}if(t._ym===void 0){t._ym="";var m=e.createElement("script");m.type="text/javascript",m.async=!0,m.src="//static.yieldmo.com/ym.m3.js",(e.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||e.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(m)}else t._ym instanceof String||void 0===t._ym.chkPls||t._ym.chkPls()})(document,window); This Article has a component height of 9The sidebar size is medium. 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The Latest 17 old photos of Philly decked out for the holidays From Gallery Mall to Rittenhouse Square, here’s how Philadelphia used to deck its halls during the holidays. Melissa Romero New trail will safely connect Tacony Creek Park at Roosevelt Boulevard Construction has started on the 0.3-mile trail, which will link the long-separated north and south sections of the 300-acre park. Melissa Romero 11 Philly holiday gifts to give this season From custom wooden maps to other jawn made by local artists, these gifts will please any proud Philadelphian. Melissa Romero It’s official: Camden’s waterfront baseball stadium will be demolished After 16 troubled years, the Campbell’s Stadium on Camden’s waterfront will be demolished to make way for athletic fields. Melissa Romero The iconic log cabin in Northern Liberties is for sale An artist’s log cabin house built in Northern Liberties during the 1980s has hit the market to the tune of $639,000. Melissa Romero 1 comment / new Philly’s 30th Street is one of the priciest streets in the US The stretch of 30th Street between Walnut and Arch streets in University City is one of the priciest streets in the U.S.—and it’s only likely to become more expensive in the coming years. Melissa Romero Chorus Terms of Use Privacy Policy Communications Preferences Contact Send Us a Tip Community Guidelines Masthead About Curbed All Systems Operational Check out our status page for more details. Vox Media Advertise with us Jobs @ Vox Media

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