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Advocacy News and Campaigns

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We must mobilize voters together for housing, jobs, and services.

Are you part of an organization? Join the Vote For Homes Coalition! Current Vote For Homes members, tell us how we can support your 2020 plan to get everyone in your program registered to vote.

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When we vote, we elect leaders who make decisions on issues that affect our lives.

With so much going on related to the COVID crisis impacting people who are homeless or low-income, here are some policy and action resources we are following.

FEDERAL:

Keystone Counts 2020

Project HOME is a proud partner of Keystone Counts, a statewide nonpartisan coalition of advocacy groups, service providers, and community organizations working together to build an education and outreach effort to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 census. We want to be sure our KEYSTONE COUNTS! Project HOME is also partnering with Philly Counts 2020, the City’s effort to support the next United States Census.

NOTE: The deadline for comments on the proprosed rule has passed but you can still send a message to Congress!

The Social Security Administration recently announced that it wants to change rules for people who get disability benefits, including SSI.

Many people would be required to prove continuing disability every two years. Through this change, Social Security expects to cut $2.6 billion in benefit payments.

 

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of the homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2019 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/21/18). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 19th, 5-6pm. You can also find more information about the event here and on our Facebook page.
 

Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day!
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM.

Election Day Resources: You have the right & freedom to vote!

  • Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you have issues voting or have questions about your rights, and you’ll be connected to a nonpartisan trained volunteer who can help you.

Not sure where you vote?

Who can vote in Pennsylvania?

From the hearing of the Special Committee on Poverty Prevention and Reduction held Thursday, October 10, 2019.

On October 10, 2019, Sister Mary Scullion appeared before City Council's Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention. Below are her prepared remarks.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

For Jenese McKinley, the last General Assistance check came on July 30.

A $205-a-month stipend she received from the state of Pennsylvania to help her get by is now gone.

Project HOME joined with advocates across Pennsylvania to protect General Assistance and fund affordable housing. John Boyd, a Project HOME community member, shared his powerful story at a press conference.

Good afternoon everyone, my name is John Boyd.  I am here to express my gratitude and ask for your support to protect General Assistance.  I am alive today because General Assistance is supporting my stability and helping me cover the expenses in my new apartment so that I can live independently again.  

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