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File #: 211011    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/9/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/16/2021
Title: Designating Tuesday December 21, 2021 as National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Thomas
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21101100, 2. Signature21101100
Designating Tuesday December 21, 2021 as National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day in the City of Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, the winter months impose extreme hardships on inadequately housed, low-income people in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, The spirit of the holiday season promotes compassion and provides an opportunity to reaffirm and renew the commitment to ending homelessness for all; and

WHEREAS, Homelessness is not just a local issue, but a national problem that calls for a national response; and

WHEREAS, The combined epidemics of COVID-19, the affordable housing shortage, the opioid crisis and racism call for creative solutions from all levels of government; and

WHEREAS, National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day is recognized on or around the first day of winter by the National Coalition for the Homeless and by more than 100 cities across the nation; and

WHEREAS, The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have designated December 21, 2021 as National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day; and

WHEREAS, Every year on National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, hundreds of Philadelphians gather to remember those homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who have died, and to call for an end to homelessness; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Committee has planned a memorial event to honor and recognize homeless people who have experienced homelessness who have died during 2021 will be honored on Tuesday December 21, 2021; and

WHEREAS, The elimination of poverty and homelessness should be integral features of efforts to build and maintain a strong City and a strong nation; and

WHEREAS, By joining together to remember our lost neighbors, we can honor their lives by working to provide and expand effective solutions to homelessness in the City of Philadelphia, and build a truly just society for all people; now, therefore, be it


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