February 3, 2023

Catholic Housing and Community Services to Hold Groundbreaking for Father Augustus Tolton Place an Affordable Senior Living Community in the Eastwick Section of Southwest Philadelphia

Fr. Augustus Tolton Place will be the seventh affordable housing community for seniors developed by Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) will hold a special groundbreaking blessing for Father Augustus Tolton Place, an affordable senior housing community in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services as part of his administrative and pastoral responsibilities, will preside over the blessing and groundbreaking ceremony. He will be joined by Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Ms. Heather Huot, Director of CHCS; members of the CHCS Board of Directors; local government officials, project development partners; and community supporters.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
10:30 a.m.
2604 Island Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

A video replay of the celebration will be posted later in the day to CHCS’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chcsphilly.

The building will consist of 45 one-bedroom apartments for income eligible seniors ages 62 and older. Features of the building will include a community room, food cupboard, laundry facilities, and on-site social services to assist residents as they age in place within their community.

The new development is designed by PJA Architecture and construction will begin in February 2023.

Background Information on CHCS’s Senior Housing Program
CHCS’s affordable senior housing program enable seniors to remain active in their communities while enjoying comfortable, stylish apartment living. CHCS’s affordable senior living communities include Saint Francis Villa (Kensington); Saint John Neumann Place and Saint John Neumann Place II (South Philadelphia); Saint Rita Place (South Philadelphia); Nativity B.V.M. Place (Port Richmond); opening soon St. Joseph Place (Collingdale).

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Editor’s Note: For more information about Father Augustus Tolton Place, please visit https://chcsphiladelphia.org/ or call 215.587.3663. 

Attached is a rendering of Father Augustus Tolton Place for publication purposes with credit to PJA Architecture and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Contact: Alaina N. Longo
Deputy Communications Officer