Ground broken for LGBT-friendly senior housing in Philadelphia

City, state, and federal officials broke ground in Philadelphia (with rainbow-colored shovels) for the first LGBT-friendly senior housing facility in the nation, the John C. Anderson Apartments on the 200 block of South 13th Street. The complex will be six-stories, with 56-units, and it will serve low-income seniors. The late John C. Anderson was a city councilman who worked for gay rights.

The idea for the $19.5 million facility started about eight years ago and received a push in the last three years when it got state and federal funding.

[via Philly.com]

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