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Queen Latifah Is Developing $14 Million in Affordable Housing in Newark | The Root

Queen Latifah Is Developing $14 Million in Affordable Housing in Newark | The Root

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After conquering the entertainment industry, and leaving an indelible mark on music, film and television, multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah is looking to extend her reign by giving back to her hometown of Newark, N.J.

Through her company BlueSugar Corporation, the 48-year-old will partner with GonSosa Development to develop $14 million in affording housing for residents of Brick City. The project is expected to break ground this summer.

Cristina Pinzon, speaking on behalf for the developers involved, noted that both companies “understand how difficult it is to make ends meet for many residents and want to be part of the solution.”


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