12 posts categorized "Housing-Building"

August 6, 2013

Update on Philly LGBT Older Adult Housing

This post was written by Ed Miller, Senior Programs Coordinator, SAGE Philadelphia at the William Way Community Center.


SAGE Philadelphia at the William Way Community Center (WWCC) is fully engaged with preparations for the application process for the John C. Anderson Apartments. The new six-story, fifty-six unit LGBT-friendly building is on schedule to open in early 2014. It is centrally located in the heart of the Philadelphia "gayborhood," just one block from SAGE Philadelphia at WWCC.

The highly anticipated Information Sessions to inform the community about the application process are scheduled to take place on August 6, 2013 and August 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The community is working to get the word out about the sessions, especially to those who may be isolated or not connected to community news, the Internet, and social media.

Everything is coming together and you can just sense the excitement in the air. SAGE Philadelphia will implement new senior programs at the site while offering extended senior programs housed at the community center. A good deal of the work in visualizing programs and services was part of WWCC's original proposal. However, the final decision on what those programs look like will be determined by the results of a survey competed during the application process. Although this narrows our community center's window to ready itself for opening day, residents have a major stake in this venture and we want to ensure that their needs are honored and met first and foremost. This is a most exciting time for the LGBT community in Philadelphia.

To RSVP for an information session, email marketing@pennrose.com.

May 31, 2013

From a Place of Degradation to a Place of Honor

Today's post comes to us from Britta Larson, Senior Services Director at SAGE Center on Halsted.

Town Hall on Halsted
An artistic rendering of Chicago's new affordable LGBT senior housing development. Image courtesy of Gensler.

In just a few short days Center on Halsted, the largest, most comprehensive LGBTQ community Center in the Midwest, along with Heartland Housing, the Midwest’s leading affordable housing developer, will be breaking ground on the region’s first affordable LGBT-friendly senior housing facility. This is truly a historic moment, a moment which many LGBT older adults never thought they would live to see.

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