Advocacy News and Campaigns

The Vote for Homes! Coalition created a nonpartisan Voters Guide for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governors race which was published in the September issue of One Step Away. Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates, Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf, were asked to provide 75-word answers to our questions regarding critical issues: Ending Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Economic Recovery & Jobs, General Assistance, Prison Release & Homelessness, and Health Care. The candidates full responses can be view below. 

Join Vote for Homes in our ongoing effort to mobilize voters by learning about the process of voter registration and the voting rights of people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.
 
We will host three remaining voter registration training sessions at Project HOME, 1515 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia 19130 in preparation for the November 4 General Election:
In this challenging budget year, please join us in sending a clear message to our elected officials in Harrisburg: we need to reinvest in housing, schools, health care, and human services. Quality services save costs over the long term, create jobs, and attract families, visitors, and businesses to Pennsylvania.  Encourage your elected officials to raise needed revenue, fund the PA Housing Trust Fund, and expand Medicaid.
  • Expand the State Housing Trust Fund.
Fund the Fund
Help secure funding for the Pennsylvania Housing Fund! With $25 million, the PA Housing Trust Fund can provide rental assistance to 2,500 households, or demolish 2,500 blighted homes, or keep people out of costly nursing homes by providing 1,700 home modifications.
 
 Vote YES on Question ONE: The Minimum Wage Ballot Measure 
 
Vote for Homes has joined with our friends at POWER to advocate for the Minimum Wage Ballot Measure on today's ballot.
 
The Problem: Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among large US cities, with more

May 20 is the Primary Election in Pennsylvania.  Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

 

Rides Available from Trained Volunteers

• We have limited rides available for people living in shelters or affordable housing. Our trained volunteers can help people from your program get to the polls.

Vote for Homes is looking for volunteers to help mobilize voters this coming primary for PA Governor.  We need volunteers to help us call voters and remind them about the election.  We are also looking for volunteers on Election Day, May 20, who can assist voters at the polls or provide transportation. 

Click below to sign-up.

You can help us create jobs and homes in PA! As housing professionals, we know firsthand what affordable housing development can do for the most vulnerable populations of Pennsylvania, especially the homeless, seniors, children, and those with disabilities. Improvements to the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credit would enable more community revitalization projects to be built throughout the state, helping the economy and helping those who are in most need of assistance.
 
NAP became a national model after it was established in 1967.
 

We know things tend to get lost in the shuffle when websites are redesigned, and we also know how useful you find the Where to Turn guide. With that in mind, we'll make the guide available throughout our new site. But we also recommend you bookmark http://www.projecthome.org/publications/where-turn-guide so that you can always quickly access the latest version of this invaluable guide. 

Protect Medicaid in Pennsylvania!

We have until April 10 to respond to tell the Federal government to ask Governor Corbett to amend his “Healthy PA” plan.  Please send comments and feedback on the Healthy PA proposal. YOU will have an impact and will help us to protect and expand a Medicaid program that works for vulnerable Pennsylvanians. 

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