HACE, a community economic development corporation, was founded in 1982 to save a crucial neighborhood mall in the heart of Philadelphia’s Latino community. Now vibrant, the HACE Mall on “El Centro de Oro”–the North Fifth Street cluster of key Latino neighborhood businesses and cultural institutions–is home to and has housed, key health and community service providers and local businesses.
Building on HACE’s success, in 1995, neighborhood residents helped HACE create a ten year, $70 million community development and investment plan. The plan targets the Fairhill and St. Hugh neighborhoods in Eastern North Philadelphia.
Address – 173 W. Allegheny Avenue | Philadelphia PA 19133
Web site – http://www.hacecdc.org/roots.html