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The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)  2020 Multifamily Affordable Housing Conference has been postponed until July 2021.  However, we are not letting that slow us down!

Housing Services is excited to announce that we will be starting groups in both the Certificate in Elder Service Coordination (CESC) and Certificate in Family Service Coordination (CFSC) Programs in July 2020.  See the flyers above for  both programs in case you/your organization is interested.  Registration for both programs is required by July 1st and at NO cost.  The programs will be set up differently than in the past, starting with webinars and concluding with the 2021 Conference.

If you’re interested in more information or to enroll, please contact Alicia Spencer ( ) for the CESC Program and Dawn Bartha ( for the CFSC Program.  Also, the programs will be offered in 2021 and those groups will start with the conference.

Housing Services Free Webinars

Housing Services will be offering FREE webinar trainings, TBA throughout.  Please see below information for upcoming webinar to start.

Housing Services Free Webinar

“Supporting Residents Through Traumatic Events”

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

*Registration Required*

Webinar Information:


Presenter: Katie Mansfield, Lead Trainer for the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program within Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Description: Events such as the COVID-19 quarantine, on-site acts of violence and vandalism can challenge a community’s sense of safety and well-being. Katie Mansfield, will address how traumatic events affect community dynamics and will offer tips on how to support communities and individual residents who are coping with trauma. Resources will be highlighted from across the State.

CARES Financial Assistance for Renters and Homeowners

Applications for CARES financial assistance for renters and homeowners will be available June 29; application submissions can begin July 6

People who lost income due to the pandemic-related economic slowdown may be eligible for rent or mortgage assistance to help them stay in their homes

Renters and homeowners who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access applications for rent and mortgage relief starting June 29. At that time, applications will be easily accessible from a red banner on the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s website at PHFA is administering both programs and developing detailed programs for distributing this financial assistance quickly to people in need while following legislative requirements. The agency will begin accepting completed applications for rent and mortgage assistance on July 6.

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