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Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US

2014-04-23 19:00
 
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Philadelphia - Rock star Jon Bon Jovi attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development in Philadelphia 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 $16.6m complex in the Francisville neighbourhood. 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, Newark, New Jersey, and many other cities. The New Jersey native once co-owned the Philadelphia Soul arena football team.




(Photos: AP)

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