NEWS & EVENTS

Program News 

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
Each year IRS-trained volunteers assist lower-income households with income tax preparation during the tax season, usually February through April Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:30 PM and Saturday mornings 9:00AM - noon. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 215-366-5643. Note: this phone number is active beginning mid-January. Over 300 households receive this service yearly, and appointments do book up, so it is recommended to call early in the tax season. 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
This program issues $20 in vouchers and nutrition information to Montgomery County residents who are over age 60 and meet income requirements. For 2017, income limits are $22,311 for a single person and $30,044 for a couple. The distribution usually runs from June through August, and vouchers may be redeemed at designated farmers markets through November. Program participants must present proof of age and Montgomery County residency. Because of the limited number of vouchers available, it is recommended to apply early in the summer. Call the office at 215-657-3340 to check on availability.

Senior Food Box Program
This program offers a free monthly food box valued at $50 and nutrition information for low-income Montgomery County residents over age 60. Boxes contain canned fruits, vegetables, pasta, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, juices, protein (canned tuna, fish, or meats), plus a 2-pound block of cheese. Monthly income limits for 2017 are $1,308 for a single person and $1,760 for a couple. Distribution of boxes is once a month at the office and participants must register in advance. Applicants must present proof of age, Montgomery County residency, and household income (e.g. Social Security or pension award letter, W-2’s). Call the office at 215-657-3340 to register

Thank you

to the Willow Foundation for their generous support. On June 20, 2016 we received a $1,000 Appreciation Grant which will help to further our financial education programs in credit counseling and home budget management. Thank you for partnering with us as we seek to help our tenants take steps toward financial stability while providing safe, affordable rental housing. More information about the Willow Foundation can be found at http://www.willowfoundation.net/.

to the Patricia Kind Family Foundation for their continued generous support of our affordable housing program.  In February we received $7,500 for year two of a three-year grant request. We sincerely appreciate the PKF Foundation partnering with us to help place individuals and families in good, stable homes allowing them to work toward financial stability and hopefully, homeownership in the future. For more information about the PKF Foundation and the work they do, visit their website at http://www.pkffoundation.net .

 Willow Grove Community Development Corporation Announces New Executive Director 

Willow Grove Community Development Corporation Board of Directors is proud to announce its new Executive Director, Nancy Szamborski. She was selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Jack Tarman, who has served since 2009.

“We are pleased to announce this appointment,” notes Henry Jacquelin, Willow Grove CDC Board chair. “Nancy brings a strong history of leadership and a deep commitment to our mission and services.”

Ms. Szamborski has had a distinguished professional career in nonprofit and government management, real estate, property management, and social services. She previously served as executive director of Bucks County Housing Group and regional housing director for NAS JRB Willow Grove and NAWC Warminster. Ms. Szamborski was awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. Her earlier career included human services as a social worker and therapist for several agencies and hospitals. A graduate of Penn State and LaSalle Universities, Ms. Szamborski hold degrees in Psychology, Social Welfare, and Organization and Management.

“I’m delighted to be at the helm of Willow Grove CDC,” states Nancy Szamborski. “I am dedicated to providing quality housing to low and moderate income households, and plan to expand our housing-related services to a wider group of community members. We are also hoping to recruit volunteers to assist with fundraising, housing inspections, and social media networking.”

Willow Grove Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing safe, affordable housing and free services such as counseling, tax preparation, and senior farm market vouchers.

 

Donations Needed

We are looking for donations to purchase energy efficient windows for 4 rental units in Horsham, PA.  The existing windows are in bad shape and leak air.  New energy efficient windows will help lower heating and air conditioning bills for our tenants and help us to continue our mission to help families and communities by providing affordable housing. 

Click HERE to download an application or contact us at 215-657-3340 to have an application mailed to you. Submit completed applications to:

Willow Grove Community Development Corporation

PO Box 1097

Willow Grove, PA 19090

Fax: 215-657-1664