Vote for Homes! – press release from Project Home

It’s the busy season with the Vote for Homes! Coalition and we need you to get involved with efforts to register, educate, mobilize, and empower thousands of homeless and low-income voters. (To join the coalition, visit www.voteforhomes.org/about.)

Also, please scroll down for more information about two popular events: Philadelphia Housing Authority Information Session and the Homeless Advocacy Project Birth Certificate Clinic.

Register Voters with the Vote for Homes Coalition Before the October 9th Deadline!
Register here to learn how to register voters and about voting rights for people who are homeless, living with disabilities, or ex-offenders. The trainings are designed for people working or living in social service agencies and volunteers who want to help register voters in our communities. It includes a special focus on the new Voter ID law. (Even volunteers who have been trained before are encouraged to come again because of the new information.)

Voter Registration Trainings- Pick one!
• Tuesday, August 14, 2:30 – 4:30
• Friday, August 17, 1 – 3
• Wednesday, August 22, 2:30-4:30 or 5:30 – 7:30
• Thursday, September 6, 10 – 12
• Tuesday, September 11, 2:30-4:30 or 5:30 – 7:30
• Friday, September 14, 2:30 – 4:30
• Sunday, September 16, 2:30 – 4:30

Trainings are held at 1515 Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia.  Flyer available at www.voteforhomes.org. Snacks provided.
Please RSVP online at http://bit.ly/VFHtraining2012 or contact email advocacy@projecthome.org.

Philadelphia Housing Authority Trainings
In response to questions from community allies like yourselves, the Philadelphia Housing Authority are hosting two additional trainings on its program, policies, and procedures.

When: Tuesday, 8/21/12, 10am-12pm or Thursday, 9/6/12, 10am-12pm
Where: PHA Warnock Facility at 2850 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Topics will include Overview of PHA Programs, Eligibility, Waitlist and Tenant Selection, Tenant Policies, Procedures, and Services. All are welcome, but space is limited, so signup here ASAP to reserve your spot. www.bit.ly/PHAinfoFALLSUMMER

The Homeless Advocacy Project & PECO Birth Certificate Clinic
Birth certificates are often needed to receive medical assistance, housing and other public benefits, to obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s or non-driver’s license, for access to many public buildings, for general identification and for many other purposes. This is especially critical right now because of Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law.

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: PECO EXELON 2301 Market Street, (Energy Hall A & B) Philadelphia, PA 19101
Who: Open (and free of charge) to homeless individuals and families and those at risk of  homelessness

Homeless individuals who attend this free clinic will meet with an advocate who will request birth certificates for them and their minor children free of charge. For all clinic dates and more information please visit: http://www.homelessadvocacyproject.org/legal-clinic-schedule.php

Remember – The Voter Registration Deadline is October 9th!
  Please contact Jennine Miller at 215-232-7272 if you need registration forms or assistance registering voters.  Information about trainings and resources are available at www.voteforhomes.org.

Sincerely,
Jennine Miller
On behalf of the Vote for Homes! Coalition