Opposing neighbors will rally tonight against at-risk housing planned for Ogontz

    Neighbors living near 5701 Kemble Ave. have a rally planned tonight to oppose two at-risk housing plans for the property.

    The city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services and the nonprofit Human Department want to bring the Morris House and Sojourn Program to the derelict Ogontz Property.

    Morris would serve formerly homeless transgendered men and women — some with addiction issues — and Sojourn is a facility for mentally disabled elderly residents. The plan has backing from some residents and city officials, but opponents and their lawyer are questioning the zoning legality and raising concerns about safety.

    They’ll rally at 5:30 p.m. outside the property.

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