Friday, April 8, 2011

New apartments for the homeless open today in Allentown

From Bethlehem PA-

New Bethany Ministries today opened its first facility for the homeless in Allentown. The Bethlehem-based organization is partnering with the Lehigh County Conference of Churches and Grace Episcopal Church on the six-person facility dubbed Grace House.

Grace House is located at 112 N. Fifth St. and will provide housing specifically for the chronically homeless, the organization said in a news release. The center is part of Allentown’s 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness.

New Bethany will own the facility and provide case management. The Lehigh County Conference of Churches will provide rent subsidies and refer eligible chronically homeless individuals. Grace Episcopal Church will provide additional services, such as groceries and classes for the general education development test.

New Bethany operates a hospitality center on Bethlehem’s South Side. It also operates three housing facilities for the homeless in Bethlehem and one such facility in Coplay.

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