While we deal with a global pandemic, the holes in our public safety net are more apparent than ever before. The Housing Alliance is working with our network to ensure that we don’t just survive this time, but we come back strong! Join the Come Back Strong campaign today.
Come Back Strong started with a push to encourage the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to establish a rental assistance program for tenants affected by COVID-19. The Housing Alliance is pleased to announce that this priority came to pass in late May, when Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation that dedicated $175 Million in Pennsylvania’s CARES Act funds to financial assistance for renters, homeowners, and Pennsylvanians at risk of homelessness. Read more about Pennsylvania’s housing assistance funding here.
Today, Come Back Strong continues with a new chapter focused on civic engagement and health and housing.
The Housing Alliance is pleased to announce our PA Votes civic engagement campaign to encourage Pennsylvanians to participate in the critical 2020 elections. You can learn more about PA Votes on our blog or watch our webinar on PA Votes.
In addition, we are a proud partner in the Be Heard, Be Healthy PA Campaign, a project of the PA Health Access Network. Safe, stable housing is a critical component of healthy communities. We need the voices of diverse and underserved communities at the table having conversations at the state and local level about how to build healthier communities.
Learn about how COVID-19 has impacted the following populations:
- The Economic Impact on Low-Income Renters
- The Added Financial Burden on Low -Income Households
- The Economic Impacts on Landlords
- Demonstrating the Need for Rental Assistance
The Housing Alliance continues to respond quickly to immediate and emerging needs to support affordable housing opportunities for low-income households and the organizations that serve them. Please continue to engage with us via webinars and in other forums and reach out to us directly for information and to share your successes and challenges. These are trying times but we know that we can Come Back Stronger by joining together to ensure that housing is a critical component of Pennsylvania’s economic recovery.