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Bucks County Housing GroupBucks County Housing Group
The Bucks County Housing Group is a private, non-profit social service agency that provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. Its primary goal is to assist families attain permanent housing and s... Read more
The Bucks County Housing Group is a private, non-profit social service agency that provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. Its primary goal is to assist families attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Our agency works to advance the interests of people with low-moderate income and people in crisis by providing affordable housing and related social services.
At present, the Housing Group operates five supportive housing programs, two transitional housing programs, three food pantry programs, and owns and operates three apartment complexes. In addition, the agency offers a First-Time Homebuyer's Program, a Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) and housing-related community workshops on various topics (e.g. credit, rental, pre-mortgage, home maintenance and repair). The Housing group also provides educational and training opportunities through special projects such as the Cisco Networking Academy Program and the Healthcare Jobs Project. To better assist clients with transportation, healthcare, and child enrichment the Housing Group also administers the Wheelz-2-Work project, the Healthcare Advocate project, and the Housing Group Arts Club. Through a combination of public and private funding, the agency budget has grown from $45,000 in 1979 to over $2.7 million in 2003.