Matt Maisel, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg
[email protected]
(717) 255-7295


HARRISBURG – OnMonday, May 1, 2023, the City of Harrisburg will welcome U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Matthew Heckles and HUD Philadelphia Field Office Director Robert Ford, as well as Dauphin County leaders and regional advocates of the unsheltered population. We will deliver a major funding announcement to assist with unsheltered homelessness in Harrisburg and Dauphin County. These resources will build upon the momentum and renewed political will at all levels of government to solve homelessness through the provision of housing with supportive services. They respond directly to the calls from state and local leaders, advocates, and people with lived experience for more federal assistance to address unsheltered and rural homelessness specifically. Additionally, they provide communities with the resources and tools to respond to homeless encampments humanely and effectively while avoiding approaches that criminalize homelessness.

WHAT: Harrisburg, PA Press Conference and Funding Presentation 
WHO:  Mayor Wanda Williams
Matthew Heckles, HUD Regional Administrator, Mid-Atlantic
Robert Ford, HUD Philadelphia Field Office Director
Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick, III
Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH) Board Members
WHEN: Monday, May 1, 2023, at 1:00 PM
  WHERE:  MLK Jr. City Government Center
MLK Jr. City Government Center Atrium, 10 N. 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

  This engagement is open to the press.  Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, May 1 at 9 a.m., and include your name, contact and media affiliation.

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