JBJ Soul Foundation

Rebuilding pride in one’s self and one’s community – one SOUL at a time.

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HUD AND NEIGHBORWORKS®AMERICA ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY HOMEOWNERS’ LOAN PROGRAM

09/01/2011

Homeowners in 27 States & Puerto Rico Will Have Until September 15 to Apply for EHLP Funding

Due to the many calls and emails we at the JBJSF receive regarding mortgage foreclosure assistance, we thought this notice from HUD and NeighborWorks America might provide guidance to the affected jurisdictions. Below is their press release and information:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NeighborWorks® America today reopened the application process for the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) in 27 states and Puerto Rico to give homeowners at risk of foreclosure more time to apply for the program. While the original application deadline was July 27, HUD estimates that resources will be available to reach more struggling homeowners and will accept applications submitted through September 15, 2011.

New Website Launched for JBJ Soul Kitchen

07/11/2011

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced today that the new website for their program, JBJ Soul Kitchen, is now live. The [website](http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org) is complete with photo galleries, news stories, has information on reservations and volunteer opportunities, and will provide up-to-date information on the renovation process.

MEMBERS OF WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS – JON BON JOVI AND MICHAEL KEMPNER – CONDUCT FINAL YOUTH LISTENING SESSION IN NEWARK, NJ

06/06/2011

Final visit on June 6 completes a series of youth-focused listening sessions conducted by these Council Members – series began in New Orleans (4/29), followed by Atlanta (5/13) and Houston (5/16)

(Washington, DC – June 6, 2011) — As previously announced by The White House Council for Community Solutions, Council member Jon Bon Jovi has hosted a series of youth listening tours at various community-based organizations across the country over the past several weeks. The series of sessions concluded today in Newark, NJ as Council Members Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Kempner (CEO of MWW Group) engaged young Americans and community leaders in candid conversations to determine where efforts are most needed. The series began in New Orleans, LA on April 29, continued with visits to Atlanta, GA on May 13 and Houston, TX on May 16.

PROJECT H.O.M.E AND BETHESDA PROJECT UNVEIL CONNELLY HOUSE, A NEW APARTMENT BUILDING TO HOUSE FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS

05/17/2011

Connelly House will be the First LEED-Certified Affordable Housing Facility in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2011 – After years of planning and construction, today Project H.O.M.E.
and Bethesda Project are partnering with Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Brian
Hudson from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, to unveil Connelly House, the first LEED-
certified, affordable housing facility in Center City, which is named for the philanthropic legacy
of John F. and Josephine C. Connelly, founders of the Connelly Foundation. The two nonprofit
organizations are dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians,
and worked in partnership for the first time, along with the JBJ Soul Foundation to build a facility that houses 79 men and women.

MEMBERS OF WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS CONTINUE YOUTH LISTENING TOURS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

05/16/2011

Third session in Houston on May 16 is one of several with Jon Bon Jovi; Previous sessions have included Atlanta, GA (May 13) and New Orleans (April 29)

(Washington, DC – Monday, May 16, 2011) – As previously announced by The White House Council for Community Solutions, Council members Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Kempner (CEO of MWW Group) are currently hosting a series of youth listening tours at various community-based organizations across the country. In Houston, TX this Monday, May 16, Jon Bon Jovi will again engage young Americans and community leaders in candid conversations to determine where efforts are most needed.

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