State Rep. Rick Krajewski welcomes funding for community project

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., today announced that $500,000 in Statewide Local Share Account Program grant funding was awarded to the Resources for Human Development, a human services nonprofit in the 188th district.

The funding will go toward the Resources for Human Development’s “The Nest” project, which will convert the organization’s former headquarters on Woodland Avenue into temporary housing for up to eight pregnant women and their families who are experiencing homelessness. Residents will have access to medical and prenatal care as well as case managers to help them transition into safe, permanent housing. 

“I am proud of the $500,000 in state grant funding that will be coming to our district and grateful that it will go towards housing and emergency services for pregnant women and their families. Housing is a human right, and too often our constituents that most desperately need a safe and healthy home are left behind,” Krajewski said. “The renovation at the Resources for Human Development’s former headquarters is a great step forward in ensuring no one in West and Southwest Philadelphia is too poor to live.”

LSA grant funding is funded by gaming revenue and administered through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established in 2004 to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. For more information, visit the website: