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Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc. (GJA) is a Christian based, nonprofit community development organization that has been in operation for 18 years, serving the communities of Garfield, East Liberty and Homewood Brushton in the East End of Pittsburgh. The nonprofit was formed with the purpose of developing programs and activities that benefit and stabilize the welfare of low to moderate-income families, and the community in general. GJA is committed to providing quality affordable housing, economic development, leadership development, and support services in a way that sustains the dignity of the individual. GJA’s primary activities are: building and rehabilitating housing, providing housing counseling and assistance, providing home maintenance training, and assisting families to apply for and receive energy assistance.

Greater Erie Community Action Committee Erie, PA $2,500 The Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) is the designated Community Action Agency for Erie City and County. GECAC’s focus is on developing programs and services directed toward the elimination of poverty or the causes of poverty to improve the quality of life for Erie County residents. For example, the agency has been heavily involved in the provision of social services to the homeless population and assistance to other clients experiencing housing problems. GECAC also operates one the largest Family Savings Account programs in the State. GECAC’s Family Savings Account (FSA) Program is designed to promote self-sufficiency through asset development for lower income Pennsylvanians.

Hispanic American Organization, Inc. Allentown, PA $14,232 The Hispanic American Organization (HAO) works with citizens of the Lehigh Valley who are mainly low and very low-income and non-English speaking. The HAO Housing Assistance Program has prevented, and will continue to prevent, homelessness among the low-income, especially the Latino population. Services include: referral to housing programs, locating and placing clients into available rental units, budgeting assistance, counseling and translation. In addition, HAO has worked extensively to educate Latino residents of the Lehigh Valley to become productive members of the work force and responsible citizens.

Housing Association of Delaware Valley Philadelphia, PA $10,434 The Housing Association of Delaware Valley created a housing counseling program to help people obtain and maintain decent housing. The Housing Association provides a wide range of housing counseling services to homeowners and renters in the City of Philadelphia. The goals of the counseling program are to increase homeownership rates, promote family stability, combat displacement, and improve living conditions of low-income families. Services include: homebuyer counseling, pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, mortgage default and delinquency, rental delinquency, tenant counseling and housing consumer education.


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