LIHEAP applications are now being accepted

Affordable Housing Center of PennsylvaniaThe Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that provides assistance to individuals who are having trouble paying their electric, natural gas or other heating bills. The LIHEAP program provides cash and crisis assistance by a direct payment to a vendor, such as a utility like PECO. Funds are also allocated for emergencies including reinstating service that has been shut-off for non-payment, fuel payments, and repairing leaking pipes and broken furnaces. Applications are being accepted from November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. It is important to submit your documentation early, as The Department of Human Services may extend or shorten the program depending on the availability of funds. To learn more, visit LIHEAP – PA or call 1-866-857-70951-866-857-7095.

Subscribe to the AHCOPA Newsletter

AHCOPA has launched a new channel of outreach to our clients – a newsletter! It includes resources, tools and reminders related to the services we offer. Whether you are a first time home buyer, facing foreclosure, behind on property taxes or need other assistance and tips on maintaining your homeownership, these emails will provide a wealth of useful information. If you would like to subscribe, contact Jamila Blake at jblake@ahcopa.org

AHCOPA participates at Health Fair hosted by Gateway Health and Black Clergy of Philadelphia

AHCOPA interacted with attendees at the Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, November 19th. A special thank you to Gateway Health, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and our host Zion Baptist Church. The exhibit hall included various organizations offering health services and community resources. More than 15 attendees stopped by our table for notable conversations to learn more about the home buying process and options on foreclosure prevention. We appreciate events such as this that allow us to increase awareness of our services and secure the status of both future and current homeowners.

AHCOPA and Wells Fargo host Home Preservation workshop

On October 21st, more than 20 homeowners attended a free mortgage assistance event. Representatives from AHCOPA, Wells Fargo and The Urban League of Philadelphia were on hand to counsel homeowners on their payment challenges and explore options on a loan modification through the Home Affordable Modification Program. The event was organized by the three organizations with the goal of helping Wells Fargo mortgage holders avoid foreclosure and reconcile current delinquency.