In Chinatown, a new 94-unit housing development will not only house those with low income, it will also honor the upcoming Philadelphia visitor, Pope Francis. Located at 810 Arch Street on the former site of a parking lot, the Francis House of Peace can be found with the words "House of Peace" written in both English and Cantonese on the side of the building. For three years, the development has been in the works with plans for ground-floor retail space topped by eight floors of housing geared towards young adults and LGBTQ individuals, and the name. According to NewsWorks, the project is a partnership between the non-profit Project HOME and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation. The project will span 78,000-square-feet and involved about $23.5 million in both public and private funding.
· Leaders dedicate new low-income housing development to Pope Francis [NewsWorks]
· Francis House of Peace will be home for many in Chinatown [ABC6]