On Friday, Cyndi Lauper shed tears at the dedication of her True Colors Residences, New York state's first permanent supportive housing facility for LGBT youth in Harlem. The six-story energy efficient building is located on West 154th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Macombs Place. Residents of the 30 studio units must be between the ages of 18 and 24 when they enter. They will have access to a computer room, laundry, outdoor space, recreational room and also receive voluntary support services to learn life skills as well as to get help with job training and educational services. The building is part of the Section 8 program which means residents will pay 30 percent of their income in rent. I think this is an amazing thing....way to go Cyndi!
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