NEWS & EVENTS

Have your taxes filed for FREE!

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) IN WILLOW GROVE

Starting February 2, 2017 there will be FREE TAX PREPARATION services available in Willow Grove for low-income taxpayers (taxpayers making up to $54,000 per year).

Click Here for Details

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.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

In partnership with CADCOM (Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission),( http://www.cadcom.org/ Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Vouchers will be available for pick up at our office at 210 Cedar Avenue, Willow Grove beginning June 1st.  We will distribute vouchers to qualifying seniors on Wednesday mornings from 9-11 am or by appointment. The program will resume in 2017.

Eligibility

  • 60 years or older, this year
  • Montgomery County resident
  • Living on a limited income ($21,978 – single, $29,637 – couple)**

**Income is based on total income: interest, social security, wages and child support (unless the child is a foster child).

With proof of age and residency, eligible Seniors may receive four $5.00 checks ($20.00 per person or $40.00 per couple) to purchase fresh Pennsylvania grown produce at participating farmers markets and farm stands.

Vouchers will be available on a first come, first serve basis. This program is sponsored by the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture, http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Encourage/food/Farmers%20Senior%20Farmers%20Market%20Nutrition%20Program/Pages/default.aspx#.VyoWo9IrKM8

 

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. 

 

Community Action Development Commission

VITA – Volunteers in Tax Assistance

Free tax preparation service for income-qualified persons/families.

Appointments will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-7:30PM & Saturday 9:00AM – Noon at our office: 210 Cedar Avenue, Willow Grove, PA  19090

The service will run from the 1st week in February through April 15th.

Contact 215-366-5643 after January 18th to make an appointment.

 

 
 

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