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Bon Jovi to Help Open Low-Income Housing in Philly

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia.

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On Tuesday, he’ll help open a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless.

Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation and the Middleton Partnership provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex in the Francisville neighborhood. The project also received public funds.

Residents will have access to social services provided by Project HOME, a group dedicated to ending homelessness. The four-story building includes retail and office space.

Bon Jovi is a longtime advocate for affordable housing in Philadelphia and many other cities. The New Jersey native once co-owned the Philadelphia Soul arena football team.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

 

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