Rally Seeks to Address Montco Homeless Who Often Retreat to Makeshift Tents to Cope

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An Apr. 1 rally in Norristown hopes to raise awareness on Montgomery County's homeless population who often are driven to living conditions like this.

A weekend event in Norristown will bring together advocates, elected officials, and area residents to rally for more affordable housing in Montgomery County. Rachel Ravina reported it in Mainline Media News.

The rally will be hosted by the Montco 30% Project on Apr. 1 on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

The goal is to uplift citizens who, absent anything else, take to tents or the streets themselves in Norristown, Pottstown, and other county pockets

Speakers will include elected officials and nonprofit leaders, as well as industry experts. Several organizations, including CADCOM and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware counties, will participate.

The Montco 30% Project co-founder Mike Hays has modest expectations for the turnout; he’d be happy with 50–100 people, and more would be a bonus.

He explained that the goal of the Saturday rally is to inspire “a new generation of people to get involved,” and generate more support for creating more opportunities for affordable housing in the second wealthiest county in Pennsylvania.

“This is not an issue that’s isolated to the poor,” said Hays. “It’s really a question about our future, which is why I want people to show up and to try and create the necessary change.”

Read more about this affordable housing rally in the Mainline Media News.


NBC10 Philadelphia report on a Pottstown church supporting the local homeless population.

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