Nation's first supervised injection site may get lease in Kensington

The nation's first supervised drug injection site is one step closer to opening in Philadelphia.

A nonprofit called 'Safehouse' is looking to open the site and is working to sign a lease in Kensington.

The announcement comes a month after Philadelphia's top federal prosecutor filed a suit to stop Safehouse from opening a site.

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Safehouse was offered a property by an anonymous owner. Rendell is on the board of Safehouse.

Philadelphia has the highest opioid death rate of any large U.S. city.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has said he would support funding safe injection sites.