Queen Latifah has returned to her hometown of Newark, New Jersey to break ground on a new housing development called RISE LIVING. Complete with 76 housing units and 1,900 square feet of space for nonprofit organizations, the property will serve as center for community development and unity.
“What’s always been important to me was that I could build something in this city that I can live in,” Queen Latifah said at the groundbreaking ceremony said, according to Pix 11.
“That Queen Latifah could live in, not Dana. Dana could live anywhere if you know Dana -you know Dana could roll.”
RISING LIVING will begin accepting application in July.
Queen Latifah traveled back to her hometown of Newark, NJ, on Tuesday to help break ground on a new affordable housing development—a project that she first started envisioning more than a decade ago. pic.twitter.com/yZHydrZYc3
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