May 04, 2016
A new housing facility to help the city's homeless and low-income population is set to open Wednesday, May 4, at 810 Arch St. in Chinatown, Newsworks reports.
The 94-unit site, named the Francis House of Peace after Pope Francis' historic visit to Philadelphia in the fall, was developed in partnership with Project HOME and the Middleton Partnership in cooperation with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., Newsworks said.
The site will also house the framework of the Knotted Grotto prayer installation that was created during the pope's visit. Visitors to the Knotted Grotto scripted prayer requests on strips of cloth, which were then tied to the wooden frame.
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