NAC Update 12/6

WANTED: BLOCK CAPTAINS
If you’re interested in representing your block or need information about hosting a block party or block clean up, contact Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator at 215-729-0804 mark@southwestcdc.org. Many block captains in Southwest distribute the Globe Times Newspaper to their neighbors, bringing them the good news of the community and what’s happening, in the community calendar. Call Mark to be added to the distribution list. Also, if you are a current block captain, please be advised that the Southwest Block Captain’s Association is currently being organized to bring additional training and resources to you and the residents of your blocks. Please make sure that your current mailing address, phone number and email address is registered with Community Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell by calling him at 215 686-3122 or emailing him at arnold.mitchell@phila.gov. Many block captains in Southwest distribute the Globe Times Newspaper to their neighbors, bringing them the good news of the community and what’s happening, in the community calendar. Call Mark to be added to the distribution list. Also, if you are a current block captain, please be advised that the Southwest Block Captain’s Association is currently being organized to bring additional training and resources to you and the residents of your blocks. Please make sure that your current mailing address, phone number and email address is registered with Community Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell by calling him at 215 686-3122 or emailing him at arnold.mitchell@phila.gov.

Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away
Our qualified housing counselors are ready and available at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs. Want to buy your first home? Need to clear up past credit problems? Don’t know what kinds of financial assistance can benefit you? Behind in your real estate taxes? Or, are you facing foreclosure? The victim of predatory lending? Need help applying for Homestead Exemption or the Long–time Owner Occupant Program (LOOP)? Or Senior Tax Freeze? Call Southwest CDC: 215-729-0800. Sessions are free, individual, and confidential. The City of Philadelphia wants you to be a successful homeowner! They are offering a Home Buyer Assistance Grant of 6% of the purchase price or up to a maximum of $10,000 (Increased from $1,000) to assist with your down payment or closing costs if you complete a City-funded 1st Time Home Buyer Counseling Program. The criteria includes: You must purchase a house in Philadelphia, generous income limits of 120% of Area Median Income (AMI). Homeownership counseling successfully prepares borrowers for this big life decision. If you participate in this FREE homeownership counseling, you will learn about:

  • Purchasing a home within your budget
  • Avoiding dangerous mortgages
  • Rights and responsibilities of homeowners
  • Mortgage application/purchase processes
  • Improving credit repair and maintenance
  • Money management
  • Home maintenance
  • Avoid foreclosure

Call Southwest CDC to sign up for a workshop or to schedule an appointment 215-729-0800.

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