2008_09_bonjon.jpgEver since Jon Bon Jovi gave up his childhood home for a fan on MTV in 1989, he was on his way to sainthood. Or at least the "good guy" title. Now the rock star has teamed up with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and NJ Gov. Jon Corzine to bring more affordable housing to his home state. NJ.com reports the trio "dug shovels into a vacant lot in the city's North Ward" yesterday. The $15 million-project will ultimately provide 51 homes to low-income and special needs people, and permanent housing for HIV/AIDS clients. Jon Bon put in about $1 million through his Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, which has also helped folks in Brooklyn. He declared ever so poetically at the press conference that a difference can be made: "one street, one neighborhood, one soul at a time."