REP. CHRISSY HOULAHAN VISITS B’NAI B’RITH SENIOR HOUSING IN PENNSYLVANIA
(Washington, D.C., August 16, 2019)--Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.) toured B’nai B’rith House in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15. She took a tour of the property that included two sample apartments, the library, the party room, the community room and sun room.
After taking a tour of the property, the congresswoman spoke to residents about how her office could address constituent services relating to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, she addressed policy updates relating to Social Security, Medicare and affordable housing. About 22 residents heard the congresswoman speak.
“Everyone should be able to live a life of dignity in our community,” said Houlahan. “I’m grateful for the work B’nai B’rith International is doing to provide senior citizens in Reading with affordable housing and their advocacy on issues concerning seniors and their families, diversity education, and helping communities in crisis.”
B’nai B’rith’s long history with affordable senior housing started in 1971, when we formed a partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to sponsor housing for low-income seniors. The B’nai B’rith Senior Housing Network in the United States comprises 38 buildings and serves some 5,000 people. B’nai B’rith International is the largest national Jewish sponsor of non-sectarian low-income housing for seniors.
Too often, Congress and the White House are debating policies that will inevitably cut important funding from federal programs that impact the lives of older Americans. Congressional visits like this allow B’nai B’rith housing residents the opportunity to be their own best advocates by speaking directly with their representative and making these lawmakers aware of the human faces and stories behind federal programs that benefit seniors.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit www.bnaibrith.org