Latest News & Events

Reminder: Our Summer Picnic is this Sunday!

Our annual summer picnic will be a relaxing, fun-filled oasis for our hard-working parents and their families. We hope to see all of our program participants there to enjoy each other’s company, soak in the summer weather, pick peaches, have some refreshments, and join us in celebrating the graduation of program participants.

This is a FREE event for Interfaith Housing program participants *only*


Use Your ACCESS Card to Gain $2 Admission to Local Museums and Attractions

Residents in the greater Philadelphia region with an ACCESS (EBT) card can use it to gain low cost admission to 35 museums, gardens, and other local attractions. Thanks to a program called Art-Reach, ACCESS cardholders can present their card and pay $2 each for up to 4 people at participating locations. This is a perfect opportunity for low-income families to experience the many cultural institutions the region has to offer. Many venues are participating in the Art-Reach program including Chester County locations such as Longwood Gardens. For a family of 4 that’s just $8! Other venues include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Please Touch Museum, Franklin Institute, and many more.

Get the full list at Art-Reach

Photo courtesy of Art-Reach


Interfaith Housing’s Annual Back to School Supplies Drive is Here!

Back to school season is just around the corner and many kids will approach the new school year without the necessary supplies their schools require such as a notebook, backpack, binders, pencils, and more. We are reaching out to our supporters, friends, and family to help the children of Interfaith Housing and contribute to our annual Back to School Supplies Drive. Interfaith Housing prevents homelessness among Chester County’s working single parent families. With our monthly rental assistance and ongoing case management, we help our parents stay in their homes while working on their long term goal of achieving self-sufficiency. Alongside every parent in our program is a child in need.

We are currently seeking donations of:

$25 Staples Gift Cards

Markers and Highlighters
Art supplies
Pocket Folders

Please deliver donations to our West Chester office no later than
Friday, August 11

Interfaith Housing
330 W. Market St.
West Chester, PA 19381

Chester County Planning Commission Announces Landscapes3, Take the Survey

The Chester County Planning Commission has announced Landscapes3, a long-term plan for the future development of infrastructure, housing, and transportation options in Chester County. “On a countywide scale, approximately 380,000 commuters live or work in Chester County,” reports the Daily Local. “Many of these people are commuting within Chester County, but there is a large proportion of commute trips to other counties in our region, according to the Chester County Planning Commission.” In response to growing concerns of county residents regarding access to transportation, officials are hoping to meet the needs of commuters.  “We have to focus our energies toward other modes of transportation,” said Phoenixville Borough Manager Jean Krack. “That’s a game changer and that takes a lot of willpower to do that.”

Guiding the next phase of county growth is Landscapes3, the Chester County Planning Commission’s, long-term development plan. “As we look toward the future with the development of Landscapes3, the next county comprehensive plan, we need to ensure that we’re providing transportation choices to our residents beyond roads and highways,” said Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell. Chester County is expected to see an increase of 145,000 residents, 87,000 jobs, and 55,000 housing units over the next 30 years. With this growth comes the need for careful and considered planning.

Chester County residents are encouraged to provide feedback through the Landscapes3 survey. The survey allows residents to outline their major concerns and interests regarding the future development of Chester County including Housing Options, Modern Infrastructure, Vibrant Economy, Transportation Choice, community development, and more. Let your voice be heard and help the Planning Commission determine which areas of development are most important to you.