How giving homes to the sick and homeless is changing lives in N.J. county

MAGNOLIA — Step inside the second-story apartment of Miguel Rodriguez, 55, and you’ll find a spotless, tastefully-furnished home with minimal decorations but a few treasured mementos. There’s a view of youth baseball fields from the glass sliding door in his living room.

It’s a nice one-bedroom apartment by most standards, but for Rodriguez, it met his number one condition: it wasn’t in Camden, where there were too many reminders of his decades as a heroin addict.

“I said, ‘oh yeah, this is nice,'” Rodriguez said, looking around his living room as he recalled first seeing the apartment two years ago. “It’s …read more

Source: Camden

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