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Kim Covello is a volunteer for Project HOME and an occasional contributor to the HOME Word blog.  Her last post was about the 100,000 Homes Campaign.

 

Nhakia Outland is a graduate student in social work at Temple University. She is interning with Project HOME’s Education and Advocacy Department. She was one of the main organizers of the 2011 Homeless Memorial Day service.

 

On March 20, Project HOME's Executive Director Sister Mary Scullion was invited to present testimony to Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Public Health and Human Services about the possible impact on the City of Philadelphia of Governor Corbett's proposed state budget.  Here is the statement she presented.

 

The following is a personal reflection from Will O’Brien, who has been part of the Project HOME community for over twenty years.  As part of his work, he acts as a liaison to the faith community. 

 

Last Thursday, November 3, Project HOME's co-founder and Associate Executive Director Joan Dawson McConnon spoke at a rally in Philadelphia about cuts to the state Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP). Here is the text of her remarks -- also see below for action steps you can take. The rally was held by Philadelphia Unemployment Project and Occupy Philly.

 

Courtney Demuth is a Temple University student who is interning in Project HOME’s Advocacy and Public Policy Department.

Most, if not all, Pennsylvania State residents are aware that Governor Tom Corbett Corbett approved an on-time, no-tax increase budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year (which began on July 1).

 

Laura Weinbaum, Project HOME’s Vice President of Public Policy, offers the following brief analysis of the current policy debates over the federal budget and how it could impact Americans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. She also includes action steps you can take to make a difference. It’s budget time in the halls of government, and everyone’s talking about belt-tightening, severe cuts, and even the possibility of a government shutdown… What is happening and what does it have to do with homelessness? And what can we do to have an impact?

 

In the Project HOME mission statement, we state, “An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.” 

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