Archdiocese Plans Affordable Senior Housing On South Broad

 

The Cascia Center for St. Rita of Cascia is to be built next to the St. Rita's of Cascia Shrine at Broad & Ellsworth Streets

The Cascia Center for St. Rita of Cascia is to be built next to the St. Rita’s of Cascia Shrine at Broad & Ellsworth Streets | Photo: Catholicphilly.com

  • The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced last week that it will build affordable housing for seniors adjacent to the National Shrine St. Rita’s of Cascia at South Broad and Ellsworth Streets. Designed by Cecil Baker Partners, the Cascia Center for St. Rita of Cascia will feature ground floor space for spiritual gatherings, offices, and kitchens reports Catholic Philly.
  • The Department of Licenses and Inspections are cracking down on the illegal placement of clothing donation bins throughout the city, says Philadelphia magazine. Usually overfilled, the bins, which often are owned by less than charitable charities, have been known to attract pests, garbage, and even drug users. This is the first phase of the initiative and involves the removal of 70 such bins.
  • City Controller Alan Butkovitz tells NewsWorks’ Tom MacDonald that the City failed to sell three-quarters of the tax liens that it had expected to last year. “The city apparently did not analyze the liens so the ones that were the most marketable were being pushed and they even ended up selling some of the liens to people that are already listed to people who are tax delinquents themselves,” said Butkovitz.
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  1. The St Rita’s project sounds very hopeful!

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