Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Announce $3 Million in State Funding for New Project HOME Facility in Philadelphia

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Announce $3 Million in State Funding for New Project HOME Facility in Philadelphia Equality,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey today announced a $3 million grant to help fund the construction of a new Project HOME building with LGBTQ-friendly affordable housing units for young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.“Nationwide, 40 percent of homeless young adults identify as LGBTQ, and we know that without early interventions to educate, employ, and empower homeless youth, and without a stabilizing force in their lives, it becomes incredibly hard to break the cycle they are caught in,” Governor Wolf said. “This project will target that population, giving them a place to stay and access to critical services that they need to get back on their feet in a time of intense need.”“Our nation has a deep and abiding obligation to the most vulnerable, a mission Project HOME fulfils daily,” Senator Casey said. “Earlier this year I called for additional resources to combat homelessness, particularly among children. I worked to help secure this grant so that more children in Southeastern Pennsylvania will be able to have this basic measure of security. This grant will also ensure that LGBTQ youth have an opportunity to reside in a secure and affirming environment.”The $3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding will go toward construction of a four-story, 36,000 square-foot building at 1315 N. 8th Street in the Kensington section of the city. It will include 30 one-bedroom units of affordable housing targeted to young adults (age 18-25) who are homeless, have experienced homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness (including those aging out of foster care), and will be LGBTQ-friendly. Residents will benefit from a combination of housing, employment, education and health care-related services, as well as case management, life skills and community-building activities.“Project HOME is very grateful for the partnership with Governor Wolf and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Sister Mary Scullion, President and Executive Director of Project HOME. “With their extraordinary leadership, the $3 million RACP grant will leverage an estimated $13 million in total direct capital investment to support phase one of a two part, $27 million project at 8th and Thompson Streets. The first phase is 30 units of LGBTQ-friendly housing for homeless and at-risk young adults. We will continue our work with the broader community because none of us are home until all of us are home.”Project HOME plans to break ground in the spring of 2017. Construction is expected to be complete by the spring of 2018.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: October 21, 2016last_img read more

Football Bees reach AA playoffs despite loss to F-M

first_imgIn the end, the Baldwinsville football team made it to the Section III Class AA playoffs because of what it did in the first half of two different games that it split against West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius.Of course, the Bees could have taken away all possible stress by winning at F-M Friday night, but it could not hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in a 42-35 defeat to the Hornets.Still, when the final Class AA-2 division standings shook out, B’ville, F-M and West Genesee (who defeated Rome Free Academy 27-14 on Friday) all finished with 2-3 league records, tying for third place behind Utica Proctor (5-0) and Cicero-North Syracuse (3-2).When three teams tie and their records against each other are even, the tie-breaker is points differential in the first half. As such, B’ville had a plus-eight point margin, WG had plus-four and F-M had minus-12.By that margin, the Bees ended up in the third spot, the Wildcats advanced and the Hornets missed out despite its valiant comeback against a B’ville side that again proved potent, but once more struggled on defense.Braden McCard struck first- but not from under center. Instead, he returned an Alex Dauksza interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the opening minutes, the only B’ville points of the first quarter.F-M answered with a scoring drive that Alex Dauksza finished off with a one-yard TD plunge and then twice took the lead in the second quarter thanks to scoring runs of five yards by Jack Nucerino (who finished with 181 yards on 25 carries) and 32 yards by Will Duncanson.Both of those times, B’ville provided an answer, Willie Strong dashing five yards for one TD and Pat May catching a 20-yard pass from McCard for another, which left the two sides at 21-21 going into halftime.May’s second TD came on a 14-yard run in the third quarter to give the Bees a 28-21 lead. F-M pulled within one as Dauksza scored from three yards out, only to have the Hornets miss the conversion.So when McCard hit May on a 37-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter and Joe Kenney added his fifth consecutive extra point, the Bees had a 35-27 edge, but would not score again.It was Dauksza’s 15-yard TD pass to Jake Leuze, plus a two-point run from Duncanson, that tied it 35-35, and when the Hornets finally made a key defensive stop, it drove once more to the goal line, where Duncanson’s one-yard plunge won it.Strong had a fine game in the backfield, carrying the ball 22 times for 156 yards. McCard completed nine of 13 passes for 113 yards as May caught six of those passes for 87 yards and threw a 27-yard completion, too.Aside from that, May had a part in 17 tackles, 11 of them solo efforts. Kolby Hahn had 13 tackles (nine solo), with Nate Robinson adding 10 tackles. Dan Fabrizio (nine tackles), Colton Lacey (eight tackles) and Dan Ewald (seven tackles) were close behind.After Corcoran beat Henninger 20-14 in overtime last Saturday to finish second in the AA-1 division, the Bees’ first-round playoff match with the Cougars at Corcoran Stadium this Friday was set, the winner to get Utica Proctor or CBA in the semifinals. Tags: Baldwinsvillefootball Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more