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Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley Bethlehem, PA $16,649 The Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley, Inc., located in Bethlehem, PA, was created in 1965 to work with and for the low-income residents of Lehigh and Northampton counties to combat poverty. The agency engages in a wide range of activities and programs, offering assistance with home heating problems, food programs, shelter and services for the homeless, and counseling potential homebuyers and providing education on tenant and landlord issues. Their Family Savings Account Program assists eligible households in activities such as saving for a home, home repair, business start-up, assets for a business, education and child care, by matching their $1,200 saved with a 50% match towards their savings goal.

Community Action Southwest Washington, PA $17,000 Community Action Southwest (CAS) was organized in 1965 to assist local communities with addressing the causes and conditions of poverty in Washington and Greene Counties. During the past 36 years, CAS has initiated and sponsored projects designed to increase community awareness of the barriers faced by individuals and families caught in the cycle of poverty, and to provide opportunities for persons to overcome those barriers through self-sufficiency. Housing services to homeless and low-income families have been a major focus of the agency since 1986. The Dollar Energy Program, Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), Emergency Shelter Programs, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and many others help the homelessness and alleviate housing inequity.

Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. Uniontown, PA $15,000 Fayette County Community Action Agency (FCCAA) is a community-based nonprofit organization with the mission of helping people who are economically, culturally, physically, educationally, or age disadvantaged to secure self-sufficiency. FCCAA has provided comprehensive health and human services in Fayette County, a depressed economic community located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania in the northern Appalachian Mountain Region, for 35 years. Fayette County has received numerous federal and state distressed area designations. FCCAA provides individuals and families with housing assistance including emergency and transitional shelter, rent, security, mortgage and utility assistance, assistance in applying for Rural Economic and Community Development home purchase/repair loans and grants, energy education, weatherization, budget counseling, case management and housing counseling.

Garfield Jubilee Association Pittsburgh, PA $15,000


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