PHILADELPHIA – Rock star Jon Bon Jovi attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development in Philadelphia that bears his initials.
The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless.
Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation and the Middleton Partnership provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex in the Francisville neighbourhood. The project also received public funds.
Residents will have access to social services provided by Project HOME, a group dedicated to ending homelessness. The four-story building includes retail and office space.
Bon Jovi is a longtime advocate for affordable housing in Philadelphia, Newark, New Jersey, and many other cities. The New Jersey native once co-owned the Philadelphia Soul arena football team.