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We are providing this nonpartisan election toolkit is designed to help Vote For Homes members get the word about the 2020 election through social media, flyers, and in person (when it can be done safely).

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Frome at rachelfrome@projecthome.org or Jennine Miller at jenninemiller@projecthome.org.

Voter Registration is Essential. Can You Help?

Mobilizing the vote in 2020 is a critical part of our work to make sure that our community is heard at the polls and beyond. In addition to the online voter registration form below, we have assembled the tools below to support that effort. 

Help the Vote for Homes Coalition register voters as volunteer or as part of your job with a Philadelphia service organization. We have lots of creative and safe virtual options to reach community members. Training will be provided.

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.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced that as of Monday, August 13, they will accept applications for General Assistance. This is a tremendous win for low-income people in Pennsylania, many whom have been living with no income since 2012 when the program was eliminated. 

There are two things you can do now to help us get the word out:

We have great news!

In 2012, the PA General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett enacted Act 80 which, among other things, eliminated the General Assistance (GA) program. GA provided a small amount of money—$205 per month—to the most vulnerable individuals in Pennsylvania who were not eligible for any other programs: disabled or sick adults without children, domestic violence survivors, adults caring for someone who was sick or disabled, adults participating in alcohol and other drug treatment programs and children living with an unrelated adult.

The following article is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

TAKING ACTION FOR HOUSING

 

From the Philadelphia Tribune:

Without federal funding, Sister Mary Scullion wonders how one of Philadelphia’s newest affordable housing developments would have been built.

On Monday morning, Scullion stood in a first-floor conference room in the Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building in North Philadelphia, which opened this year.

NEXT WEEK: Come Out and Support Health Care!

There is a lot going on next week, especially in response to the new bill proposed in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would strip health care coverage from millions of people and make severe cuts to Medicaid. We hope you can join us for any or all of the following events on Monday and Tuesday!

Protect Access to Healthcare

Email your Congressperson to protect healthcare and vote against the Cassidy-Graham Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill! There are two critical efforts underway that need your attention.

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