The World Court Of Women on Poverty and Homelessness 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?
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.
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 .
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.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and allies filed criminal charges against Catherine Buhrig, the Director of Federal Services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PPEHRC has charged Buhrig with simple assault because of her failure to fulfill her duty of processing all Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications within 30 days. Due to her irresponsible actions, an estimated 9,000 families in Philadelphia and statewide are living without gas in their homes. For now these families do not have gas to cook their food and heat their water. However, once winter arrives they will also be living without heat.
Article: The Current Crisis, Housing, and What is our Reaction?
The current situation with our economy by most economists and futurists seems to indicate that things are only gonna get worse. In spite of the pontifications of both the Obama Campaign apologists and the Romney Campaign apologists, things continue to get worse, not only here, but around the world. The answer from the Corporate controlled plutocracy continues to be cutbacks domestically, while continuing to give the wealthy and the corporations tax breaks, and continuing to spend money on continuous war around the world.