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Dignity for Philadelphia’s Aging LGBT Pioneers

February 14, 2014

Philadelphia recently welcomed the John C. Anderson Apartments, an affordable housing development friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors. In an environment of dignity and support, the 56-unit development provides housing to low-income residents over age 62 in the thriving Washington Square West community, dubbed the “Gayborhood” by local residents. The project is a collaboration between Pennrose Properties, a multistate housing developer, and the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund (dmhFund), a nonprofit organization that provides LGBT-related programming for youth, seniors, and other groups in the Philadelphia region.

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