Empowering People to Tell their Stories: Train the Trainer Guide

The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is a statewide coalition working to provide leadership and a common voice for policies, practices and resources to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent and affordable homes. The voices of people experiencing housing difficulties play a vital role in the advocacy work that we do on the state and federal levels but are not always included as often as we would like. This guide is one way to begin addressing this need by empowering people to share their stories.

Our Beliefs

  • If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to afford a decent place to live.
  • Those experiencing housing difficulties have an integral voice in advocacy efforts to expand affordable homes in Pennsylvania.
  • No child, senior or person with a disability should be homeless or on the verge of homelessness. In fact, no one should be homeless involuntarily.
  • Parents should be able to spend time with their children and community, rather than in long commutes to and from work.
  • A home is an important part of individual and family stability.

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Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
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