1st Gay-Friendly Public Housing to Rise in Philadelphia

In what's being hailed as a first of its kind, a gay-friendly affordable-housing development financed entirely with public money is scheduled to rise in Philadelphia.

Last week, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency awarded $11 million in tax credits to the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund. The credits, combined with $8 million in preliminary funding from state and city grants, will allow it to build William Way Senior Residences, an affordable housing facility nestled in the heart of what the fund's website calls "the Philadelphia Gayborhood."