Community & Government Announcements2019-11-06T14:40:41-05:00

Community & Government Announcements

Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Program

The United Way of Chester County, in partnership with Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, LCH Health and Community Services, and local food pantries, is offering assistance to mobile home owners in Chester County to file for FREE property tax reassessment appeals. Program partners will do all required work and pay the fees on behalf of the homeowners in the program. The application deadline is July 20, 2021.

To apply, visit the United Way of Chester County’s website and fill out the 2021 Reassessment Form or call 610-429-9400 to make an appointment. Upon completion, United Way of Chester County staff will contact the client to schedule a 30 minute intake interview with a representative from Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

July 12th, 2021|

Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Begin July 15

Beginning July 15, most families with children will begin receiving monthly installments of the Child Tax Credit. Families will receive $250 per month for each child age 6 through 17 and $300 per month for children younger than 6.

For more information visit childtaxcredit.gov.

There’s also a fun video prepared by the Economic Security Project and Groundwork Collaborative that educates families about the Child Tax Credit in a lighthearted way.

Roughly 39 million households – covering 88 percent of U.S. children – will automatically receive Child Tax Credit payments monthly. The money will help families with children afford basic necessities such as housing, food, clothing, health care and child care.

Experts tell us we can cut child poverty nearly in half due to the Child Tax Credit – but only if people know about it. Households with 12 percent of the nation’s children won’t automatically receive the payments. These include non-filers who don’t have a tax filing requirement or chose not to file a tax return. Many of these households are likely home to families of color.

June 24th, 2021|

Addiction Prevention Services Survey

Compass Mark’s (www.compassmark.org) mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.  Please take a few minutes to fill out their community survey so that they can provide the best addiction prevention services to Chester County.  Deadline: July 31, 2021.

English survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R5FNSWY

Spanish survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/962NS6F

June 22nd, 2021|

Food Pantry and Meal Locations for June

Below you will find the Phoenixville Food Insecurity Team (PFIT) calendar in English and Spanish for the month of June.

June PFIT

June PFIT Spanish

June 1st, 2021|

Phoenixville Area Community Services to Host Food Drive on June 5

Phoenixville Area Community Services is having another food “drive” on Saturday, June 5th, from 12-4 p.m. Cars can drive up to PACS on Morgan Street with a donation in the trunk or backseat. Staff and volunteers will unload cars for contactless drop off. Receipts are available upon drop off. Please feel free to reach out at melissa.threadgill@pacsphx.org if you have any questions. You will find the flyer below along with their most up to date Emergency Pantry Hot List.

Food Drive 5-21

Hot list 5-1-21

May 24th, 2021|

Phoenixville Hospital Community Health Survey

Phoenixville Hospital/Tower Health is currently undertaking a Community Health Needs Assessment and seeks your feedback on 9-minute survey.
The information that you provide is important to help better serve the community, address health and social needs, and shape the future of care for our community. Take the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/phoenixville_hospital_community_survey.
May 21st, 2021|

Chester County Information and Referral Survey

Help the Chester County Department of Human Services better connect you, your family, and your community to information and services by taking their brief 5-minute survey by Monday, June 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Human services include services that residents need to improve their health, meet their basic needs, achieve self-sufficiency, and take care of their families.

Take the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChesCoInfo

Español:  https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/chescoEspanol

May 18th, 2021|

State Library Seeks to Archive Community Websites for Local History and Underrepresented Voices

The State Library of Pennsylvania is participating in the Community Web Program and is seeking the URLs for web pages, blogs, local newspapers, and social media for the local history organizations, minority communities, religious organizations, ethnic subcultures, LGBTQ+ information, and any other social organizations in the community to ensure their stories will be preserved for future generations. To find out more and to submit information, visit here.

May 11th, 2021|

Chester County Single Mothers’ Virtual Conference

This year’s Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference will take place on Saturday, May 22 with virtual workshops and guest speakers on Facebook Live and Zoom. This free conference is devoted to empowering single moms in their role as sole provider for the family, with workshops on careers, fitness, mental health, entrepreneurship, creativity and finance. Learn more and register here.

May 11th, 2021|
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