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Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. 
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. There was just one glitch: the government shutdown. The...
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 A Camden County nonprofit gets a $530,000 federal grant to help reduce homelessness in the area.
Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
January 03, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Camden County nonprofit gets a $530,000 federal grant to help reduce homelessness in the area. Barbara Wanzer, director of the Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity, Inc., says homelessness doesn't have a season, but this grant will help to save many...
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Photos and messages of formerly homeless people will appear in ads posted on 70 transit shelters throughout Center City, as part of Project HOME and Center City District's new homeless outreach campaign.
Center City District
Paul Kurtz
December 18, 2018 - 2:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — LaToya Singleton is one of five formerly homeless people who are about to become Philly famous. Their photos and messages of hope will appear in ads posted on 70 transit shelters 70 transit shelters throughout Center City, as part of Project HOME and Center City...
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For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness.
Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop
December 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink...
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Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
September 27, 2018 - 9:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Winter is on its way, and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's annual Knit In provides hundreds of winter essentials to the youth in Philadelphia's homeless shelters. City Hall was filled with laughter and cheer Thursday as more than 100 people dedicated their day...
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Willie Baronet, an artist and professor, purchased signs from the homeless people that they used to pander for money and turned them into a hanging art instillation.
Thomas Jefferson University
Justin Udo
September 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unlikely form of art has taken center stage at Thomas Jefferson University. Over the summer, Rosemary Frasso and nine of her students from the university's medical school and public health program interviewed 40 homeless people in Philadelphia. "Our goal was to...
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Homeless
Pat Loeb
September 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Office of Homeless Services has unveiled a five-year plan to reduce the number of people without housing in the city. Homeless Services director Liz Hersh set an ambitious goal of reducing homelessness by five percent a year, over the next five years...
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Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico's lawyer, Ernest Badway, says his clients are not the bad guys in this case.
Elizabeth Robertson/Pool
Mark Abrams
September 11, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Burlington County Prosecutor's office says it has not filed charges in the case of Mark D'Amico and Katelyn McClure, the Florence couple suspected of siphoning off money from a GoFundMe account intended for homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt. Last Thursday, detectives...
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Gloria Casarez Residence, 8th and Thompson streets, Philadelphia
Project HOME
Pat Loeb
August 22, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Project HOME is using a new lottery system to lease its new 30-unit subsidized housing development, set to open this winter. The line that formed last summer, a day before Project HOME started accepting applications for its last development, was a stark illustration...
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National Running Day
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 06, 2018 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sneakers pounding on treadmills Wednesday at Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia for eight hours. Wednesday is Global Running Day, and Back on My Feet, a support organization that helps lift people out of homelessness, staged a fundraiser with health insurer...
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