Mission First Housing Group


MEDIA ALERT: Top Elected Officials Break Ground on New Retail/Community Services Complex in West Philadelphia

by Mission First Housing

New Market West Begins Construction in Haddington-Cobbs Creek Community

The Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The Honorable Dwight Evans, Congressman, 2nd District of Pennsylvania, United States House of Representatives; The Honorable Vincent J. Hughes, State Senator, 7th Senatorial District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate; The Honorable Vanessa Lowery Brown, State Representative, 190th Legislative District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The Honorable Morgan Cephas, State Representative, 192nd Legislative District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The Honorable Curtis Jones, Jr., Councilman, 4th District, City of Philadelphia Council; Anne Fadullon, Director of the Planning and Development Cabinet, City of Philadelphia; Alfredo de la Peña, Chief Executive Officer, Mission First Housing Group; Jeffrey W.J. Wilush, President & CEO, Horizon House and Jamila Harris-Morrison, Executive Director, ACHIEVEability; as well as project partners and community members.

Groundbreaking for New Market West

FRIDAY, February 16, 2018 at 10:00 am (program start at 10:30 am)

The Future Home of New Market West, 5901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

New Market West is a four story, 135,700 square foot hub for retail and community services on a 1.5 acre vacant site near the 60th and Market Street El stop in West Philadelphia. The building will bring high quality early childhood education; workforce development, educational and emergency support services; behavioral health services; and community-serving retail to this transit-accessible location.

New Market West is a joint venture between Mission First Housing Group and Horizon House, two organizations with a long history of creatively using their expertise in affordable housing and human service delivery to make a difference to people in need across Philadelphia. Now, with the strength of community-based partner ACHIEVEability, the organizations have an opportunity to bring this work to the Haddington-Cobbs Creek community.

Construction on New Market West will begin next week and expected to be complete by fall 2019.

Interviews with speakers
Photos and video of remarks
Photos and video of Groundbreaking Ceremony

Becky Lang Staffieri, Mission First Housing Group, (215) 651-4858, rstaffieri@missionfirsthousing.org

Charlita Davis, MS, Office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., (215) 686.2452, Charlita.Davis@phila.gov


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