Single mom selected to live on property bought by fraternity

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

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2015, 3:28 AM

Updated 3,349 days ago

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Single mom selected to live on property bought by fraternity
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 site to get enough money to start building the home.


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