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.

Currently Cheri Honkala along with other PPEHRC members will spent the night with the homeless families who have been denied housing by the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services. Please come and join us tonight, we will be in the corner of Carlisle St and Cherry St adjacent to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) which is located at 501 Cherry St. – Philadelphia, PA 19102.  For more information call 215-869-4753.

The following at the pictures taken at the scene:



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