Sister Mary Scullion, the Catholic nun who runs Project HOME in Philadelphia, and who is a nationally recognized expert on chronic homelessness, will be in the House gallery for the speech.
Rep. Dwight Evans, D-Philadelphia, invited her to attend. Evans says her presence in Washington will help him to highlight the need for more affordable-housing dollars.
Among the others getting invitations from the local congressional delegation is Patrick Flynn, a substance abuse awarness advocate, who will join Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery County.
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Delaware County, invited Kevin Harden Jr., a criminal justice reform and gun safety advocate, to the Capitol.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Bucks County, invited Michael and Joey Mignogna of Buckingham. The couple lost their home in an explosion and fire caused by a propane leak last month.