Rachel Blake Testifies on HEMAP

Our own Rachel Blake testified on May 15th about the importance of the HEMAP program at a hearing called by the Committee on Public Health and Human Services of the Council of the City of Philadelphia.

Her testimony was quoted, in part, in a NewsWorks story: “Between 2008 and 2010 HEMAP helped more than 6,100 homeowners avoid foreclosure and saved between local and state governments, banks and homeowners more than $480 million,” said Blake. A portion of her testimony was also broadcast in a story about the hearing on WHYY. Read more of the media coverage of the hearing.

Read the full remarks.


Rachel works on policy and advocacy at RHLS. Her current work includes the intersection of housing and health, energy efficiency, and equal access to housing-related rights.