PPEHRC Needs your Help!

PPEHRC needs your help, especially if you live in Philadelphia or nearby.

Do you have any construction skills? Would you like to donate clothing, blankets, or canned food for homeless families? Do you know of any churches or organizations who would like to assist homeless women?

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CHAM, a PPEHRC Organization, Fights Sequester in Silicon Valley

The sequester — a federal cutting of the budget due to DC gridlock — is hitting Silicon Valley’s elderly, disabled, and low-income families especially hard.  In one of the costliest places to live in the nation, Section 8 tenants are seeing rents skyrocket as a result of the sequester, and many now face homelessness. This video was produced in collaboration with the Community Homeless Alliance Ministries, a group that is organizing against the rent increases.

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PPEHRC Holds Sit-in At Office of Shared Prosperity

Philadelphia, PA

Thursday August 22nd,

After spending the rainy Wednesday night outside under the awning of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, located near the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services at the corner of Carlisle St.  and Cherry St, Cheri Honkala and a group of 7 homeless mothers held a sit in at the 7th floor of 990 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA. This is the location of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity whose new mission, titled “Shared Prosperity”, is to eradicate homelessness in the City of Philadelphia. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Cheri Honkala and PPEHRC members sat in solidarity with the mothers and their children until they were given a place to stay. Thanks to PPEHRC’s efforts and the resilience of the mothers, two women were given transitional housing and the rest were placed temporarily on shelters .

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PPEHRC Stages Demonstration to Demand that the OESS Provide Housing for Philadelphia’s Homeless Families

Philadelphia, PA

­­On Tuesday August 20th at 11am, Cheri Honkala, the director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC), appeared at the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services (OESS) and demanded that the organization be held accountable for its failure to provide affordable housing for homeless and low income women and children. The action took place at 141 N Juniper Street at the corner of Carlisle St and Cherry St.

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