The Jamaica Plain house that was the first residence for formerly homeless elders operated by the organization Hearth was renamed last month for Elsie Frank, the nonprofit’s late co-founder and mother of U.S. Congressman Barney Frank.
Now called the Elsie Frank House, the 4 Bishop St. residence has operated since 1992, a year after the organization was founded as the Committee to End Elder Homelessness. Elsie Frank died earlier this year.
The renaming goes along with a $25,000 grant in Elsie Frank’s memory made by longtime Hearth supporters Bob Glassman, Pam Feingold and Eastern Bank to kick off a fund-raising campaign. The funding will support Hearth’s 137 units of elder housing in seven Greater Boston buildings, including another house on Burroughs Street in JP.
For more information, see hearth-home.org.
From press materials.