Housing Assistance

Affordable, quality housing is the foundation of a healthy and thriving community.  Through Community Action’s programs and subsidiaries we improve the quality of the housing stocks and encourage home ownership. Community Action provides numerous programs and services including…

Community Action Better Homes

Community Action has restructured its disparate housing programming into a single unit we are calling “Community Action Better Homes.” With the exception of the Sixth Street Shelter and its two long-term transitional housing programs, all of Community Action’s housing-related activities have been folded into the new unit. They include Community Action Financial Services (homeownership counseling and foreclosure mitigation), weatherization, the LV Community Land Trust, all of the agency’s façade improvement programs and our housing rehabilitation programs.

Community Action Financial Services

Community Action Financial Services is committed to provide low-moderate income families with a continuum of coordinated services in one location in order to better meet their housing and consumer credit needs and to build individual and community wealth.  The Community Action Financial Services provides Lehigh Valley residents with pre-purchase & pre-settlement counseling, first-time home buyer seminars, financial fitness education, home ownership savings accounts, and mortgage foreclosure prevention counseling.

Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust
The Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust is committed to strengthening communities by providing permanent, affordable housing in the Lehigh Valley.  To create and preserve affordable homes for working families, the Trust either builds or renovates homes and sells these homes to income-qualified applicants in its program. Unlike many other home providers, the Trust is committed to promoting long-term self-sufficiency and success with homeowners. Homeowner support is provided both before and after the purchase of a home.
Sixth Street Shelter

The Sixth Street Shelter is a long-standing program of the Community Action Lehigh Valley. Since 1984, the Shelter has been providing temporary housing for Lehigh Valley homeless families with children.

Weatherization

Community Action’s Weatherization program makes improvements to the homes of low-income households designed to reduce heating and cooling costs and increase their comfort level. Funded by local utilities and the federal government, Community Action weatherizes more than 1,000 homes per year.

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