Development partner, Pennrose, is regularly recognized for its achievements in the areas of real estate development and property management. Award-winning architectural firm WRT is designing the Equal Justice Center.
Most of the partners in the EJC serve low-income Philadelphians who qualify for legal aid – namely those who live below the poverty line – encompassing more than 25 percent of Philadelphia’s population. For these clients, having the ability to address their interlocking legal matters at one location will be life-changing because they may secure housing, food, education and healthcare assistance, among other critical services. Some organizations provide a diverse range of state-wide legal services through litigation and advocacy. It is anticipated that tens of thousands of people will be served through their work at the EJC.
Philadelphia’s legal aid community is renowned for its collaborative efforts and co-location will ensure continued and closer partnerships. Additional agencies may have a future affiliation with the EJC.