Advocacy News and Campaigns

Join Vote For Homes in our ongoing nonpartisan effort to register 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 trainings for voter registration so register here.

If you want to help with calling voters or getting people to the polls, you can sign up here to be notified about future opportunities. 

DNC Events Relevant to Poverty and Homelessness

Below are some events related to issues of poverty during the week of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. We will update this list as we learn of new events. (Project HOME is not directly endorsing these events.)


Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, April 26
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM

A few tips:
•    Who can vote? Voters registered as Democrats or Republicans may vote in their party’s Primary Election on Tuesday, April 26. Registered voters with no party affiliation may only vote on ballot questions during the Primary Election.
•    Where do I vote? Confirm your voter registration and find your Pennsylvania polling place -

These materials were developed by the Vote For Homes Coalition to support voter registration and mobilization of low income voters. You are welcome to use and modify for your voter outreach efforts.

Visit for more infomation about the Vote For Homes Coalition. There are also resources on the Pennsylvania Department of State website, including online voter registration, a printable form, and toolkits.

Videographer Christopher Brown cut together his footage of Mayor Kenney discussing how he would work to end homelessness and alleviate poverty in Philadelphia from the May 7, 2015 Vote For Homes Real Solutions to Hunger and Homelessness Mayoral Forum and created this terrific piece above. Definitely worth your time. After watching, make sure to sign the Vote For Homes welcome letter to Mayor Kenney and ask him to keep ending poverty and homelessness as the center of his work.

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!