Mission First Housing Group


MEDIA ALERT: National Night Out Event for Affordable Housing Community

by Mission First Housing

Who: Mission First Housing Group, and its residents, in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fire Department, Project Safe and Town Watch Integrated Services.

What: Along with the rest of the country for National Night Out (NNO), residents will receive information on safety and crime prevention and community resources such as:
• Helpful tips on how to stay safe
• How to become a Block Captain
• How to become more involved in keeping the community safe and clean
• Where to go for help
• How to create a town watch group

Residents will also celebrate with food, face painting, balloon art, music and giveaways.

When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 12 pm-4 pm

Where: Freedom Village, 1618 Poplar Street, Philadelphia
**When you arrive, please call 267-632-3807 for access inside the building.

Why: NNO was introduced in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities.

NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Press Ops: Interview with Christian Hobson, Resident Services Manager
Interviews with kids and adults participating in the program
Photos of residents enjoying a safe day out in their community

Contact: Elizabeth Foster, Development and Communications Associate
Cell: (267) 694-8799

Christian Hobson, Resident Services Manager
Cell: (267) 632-3807

Mission First Housing Group develops and manages affordable, safe and sustainable homes for people in need, with a non-profit, mission-driven focus on the most vulnerable. We ensure our residents have access to resources to help them live independently. We deliver housing that provides long-term benefits to residents and neighborhoods, alike. Mission First is a full-service real estate organization developing high-quality, green community assets across the Mid-Atlantic region. Mission First currently provides affordable housing and services to almost 4,000 people in nearly 3,000 units, serving veterans, elderly and the disabled. More information at www.missionfirsthousing.org.

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