Philly's Way Home navigates solutions on housing for LGBTQ+ people through first-in-the-country program

The Way Home is a rapid rehousing project designed specifically for LGBTQ+ adults. The program runs on a housing-first model with extremely low barriers for screening people out. This is particular important to address the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming people who have more barriers to employment, which is important to afford long-term housing. Using a $400,000 CARES Act grant, Way Home works with LGBTQ+-friendly landlords, and pays a portion of the rent for 40 LGBTQ+ residents facing homelessness. The program also offers bilingual services

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