Mission & Vision

Who We Are:

Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County guides Chester County’s single working parents with dependent children, who are at risk of homelessness, toward stability and financial independence. We help our participant families remain in clean, safe, affordable housing as they work to secure their future through a structured program of financial assistance, mentoring and supportive services.

We were founded by a committee of representatives from the West Chester (PA) Council of Churches and Incorporated in 1993 to help our less fortunate neighbors, regardless of any religious affiliation.  Since that time, Interfaith Housing has helped hundreds of families of single working parents throughout all of Chester County.  More than half of those have received rental assistance in addition to extensive case management, keeping their families clean and safe and out of homeless shelters.

Working parents accepted into our program benefit from our staff’s expertise in all facets of homelessness prevention.  They:

  • Can be either single mothers or fathers with their dependent children living with them
  • Can receive services for up to three years
  • Can meet with our case managers after hours and on weekends, when it is most convenient for them
  • Receive personal financial coaching, attend workshops, and have access to services of other agencies who specialize in job skills training, free income tax preparation, savings programs, and more

Single parents who stay in our program for three full years emerge stable and proudly able to provide for their families.

 

Interfaith Housing guides Chester County’s single working parents with dependent children, who are at risk of homelessness, toward stability and financial independence. We help our participant families remain in clean, safe, affordable housing while they work toward independence. Interfaith Housing was incorporated in 1993 and has 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. We are proud to have been selected as the United Way of Chester County’s 2015 Community Partner of the Year.

The official registration and financial information of Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. EIN=23-2713075