Mantua: Jannie’s Place Aims to Assist Homeless Women and Children

By Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

What once existed as an indication of neglect, a vacant lot at 617 N. 40th St., is now a sign of redevelopment and sustainability in Parkside.

A three-story affordable housing project for homeless women and children now occupies the space. Dubbed Jannie’s Place, the development was named after Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in recognition of the support she has given to the area in the realm of affordable housing assistance.

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