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Welcome Mayor Kenney - Please sign the welcome letter!

Welcome Mayor Kenney! Please sign the Vote For Homes Coalition petition to welcome Mayor Kenney and ask him to keep ending poverty and homelessness as the center of his work. Sign the petition today and share with your networks!

In just a few weeks on December 17, at the threshold of the darkest night of the year, people will gather outside City Hall with candles to remember how deadly poverty is, and how unforgiving are the streets of Philadelphia. Homeless Memorial Day, organized annually by a broad coalition of organizations, remembers those who have experienced homelessness and have died in 2015. It is a somber gathering. Every name is spoken into the air like a benediction.

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2015 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/18/14). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 17th. The location is Thomas Paine Plaza and the time is 5:00 p.m. Please join us.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM
Where do I vote? Confirm your voter registration and find your polling place -
What will the next mayor and city council do to end and prevent homelessness? This election is critical for the future of our city!  
What does the Pennsylvania Supreme Court do and how does it impact me?

In order to vote in the November 3rd Election, voters must be registered by Monday, October 5! 

Project HOME’s Advocacy Committee hosted a meet-and-greet session with the candidates for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 195th District on Tuesday, July 28. This Tuesday, August 11, there is a special election in the 195th District to fill the vacant seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. (Former Rep.


Vote For Homes Coalition has rides available on Election Day, May 19, for people living in shelters and affordable housing in Philadelphia. 

For best results, return this form by fax to 215-232-7277 to Vote For Homes by Monday, May 18, 2015 at 3 pm. You can also call 215-232-7272 or fax the information on Election Day and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Join Vote for Homes in our ongoing effort to mobilize voters by learning about how to support the voting rights of people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.

We are hosting one more voter mobilization training before the May 19th Primary Election at Project HOME, 1515 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia 19130. The last available training date is:
   *Friday, May 15, 2-4 pm, 1515 Fairmount Ave


Check out press from the May 7 Vote For Homes Real Solutions to Hunger and Homelessness Forum:

Philadelphia Inquirer: Many Mayoral Candidates Late, Absent For Session On Poverty

CBS: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Discuss Poverty During Forum

Vote For Homes Mayoral Primary Voter Guide

Check out the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Primary Election Voter Guide. Please print and distribute in your community.

The guide prints best on legal paper, but can be printed on regular 8 x 11.

Read more about the Vote For Homes policy priorities here.