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Vote for Homes Coalition

Get involved with the Vote for Homes! Coalition, a nonpartisan advocacy effort focused on housing, jobs, and services.
Since 1999, Vote for Homes! has registered more than 16,000 voters and mobilized thousands to vote. You can join us!

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?

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.  

Election Day Resources
Tuesday, May 21 is Election Day! Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM.

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 are registered?
• Confirm your voter registration here and find your polling place: http://bit.ly/checkvotereg

--Open Letter to All Candidates for Elective Offices--

Dear Candidates for Elected Offices Representing Philadelphia: 

After years of advocacy and a ruling by the PA Supreme Court last September, the General Assistance program is now up and running. This is a tremendous win for low-income people in Pennsylvania, many whom have been living with no income since 2012 when the program was eliminated.

However, General Assistance is already at risk. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate General Assistance again.

The federal government is currently in the longest shutdown in the history of the United States of America. In addition to the over 800,000 federal workers harmed by the shutdown, millions of Americans who rely on federal programs for their health, safety, and wellbeing are at risk.

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