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New state tax credit will help archdiocese build more homes for seniors

Archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services lauded a new Pennsylvania program, which was enacted last week with bipartisan support, to aid in developing affordable senior apartments.

Support the elderly amid COVID in this Respect Life Month

Seniors are isolated, lonely and hungry especially during the pandemic. Heather Huot advises making a “concrete gesture of tenderness” by reaching out to an older person in love.

Meeting the growing demand for affordable senior housing

Heather Huot calls for increased financing to enable seniors to live with dignity and high quality of life through the affordable housing projects of the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Agency awarded $25K to connect seniors with food benefits

Archdiocesan Catholic Housing and Community Services will use the funds to counter the growing problem of hunger among older adults.

Archdiocese brings senior housing to suburbs

St. Joseph Place in Collingdale will provide 50 apartments for income-qualified seniors age 62 and older, while giving new life to former parish classrooms.

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CHCS News Releases

News Release: Catholic Housing and Community Services Commends The Passage Of The Pennsylvania Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS), which provides a continuum of care to older adults throughout the Philadelphia region, commends the recent passage of Senate Bill 30 (S.B. 30) and its signature into law creating the Pennsylvania Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Currently, affordable housing for seniors in the…

News Release: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receives $25,000 Grant to Help Senior Citizens Apply For SNAP Benefits

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) that is funded by the Walmart Foundation to help eligible senior citizens enroll in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The awarded funds will support continued outreach…

News Release: Catholic Housing and Community Services Awarded Tax Credit Allocation by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for Saint Joseph Place, an Affordable Senior Housing Project in Delaware County

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) will add Saint Joseph Place to its growing portfolio of affordable housing for independent seniors. The building will be the sixth of its nature developed by CHCS. Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) is pleased to announce it has…

News Release: Archbishop Pérez Presides At Catholic Housing and Community Services’ Groundbreaking for Saint Rita Place, an Affordable Housing Community for Independent Seniors in South Philadelphia

Watch the blessing and groundbreaking service via Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez’s Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/videos/945057472673702/ Plans are underway to transform a vacant lot at South Broad and Ellsworth Streets, located next to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, into a five-story mixed-use space that incorporates the Shrine’s vision for the Cascia Center with affordable housing…

St. Rita Place and Cascia Center Live stream Groundbreaking

We are very happy to invite you to join us for the Groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and Cascia Center via livestream on Monday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m.  We are looking forward to celebrating this joyful event.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will have a very limited number of guests participating in-person and would…

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