NEWARK - A young mother might soon have a home of her own thanks to the good deeds of a Kean University fraternity.
Members of Iota Phi Theta purchased a vacant lot in Newark for $1,000 during the city’s special Valentine’s Day property sale. The members of the fraternity plan to build a home there and have selected Jovanni Franklin and her 2-year-old son DeShawn to live there free of charge.
Franklin and her son currently live in Sierra House, an organization that provides housing and assistance to homeless and lower-income women.
The fraternity is trying to raise $100,000 through a GoFundMe site to get enough money to start building the home.