Elder housing named for group founder

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.

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