Webinar: Home Matters Day Policy Brief

Presented on May 16th, 2023

Register here for Home Matters Day on June 6th, 2023!

We know that joining together amplifies our voice and impacts the decisions that are made in Harrisburg. Please join us for a webinar of Tuesday, May 16th to prepare for meeting with your legislators about how PHARE has supported affordable housing in your community.

The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE), also known as the state housing trust fund, expands opportunities for people in need and revitalizes communities. The program creates, rehabs, and supports local housing, blight remediation, supportive services, homeownership counseling, and home purchase.

In this planning webinar, we will review PHARE, our messaging framework, and other important logistics of the event.

What is Home Matters Day?

Home Matters Day is the Housing Alliance annual advocacy day in Harrisburg that brings people together from across the state to educate and advocate for increasing housing resources, ending homelessness, and eradicating blight in Pennsylvania. Housing Alliance staff work to schedule 30-minute meetings with our State Representatives and Senators for attendees, provide fact sheets and information on policy, and be on hand the day of to provide any additional support. We will also provide a light lunch and refreshments.


  • Aaron Zappia, Senior Government Relations Manager, Housing Alliance of PA
  • Jen Thomas, Community Engagement Manager, Housing Alliance of PA

Home Matters Day Policy Brief

Additional Resources
Housing Narrative Lab’s Story of Self Template
Raise the PHARE Funding Cap Fact Sheet
PA County Fact Sheets

Check out full webinar recording here.