Tabor Community Services awarded $125,000 to launch new eviction prevention program

Tabor Community Services announced today that it was named a 2018 recipient of $125,000 in Pennsylvania Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding. Managed by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, PHARE funds are generated from impact fees collected from natural gas companies operating in the state as well as a portion of the realty transfer tax and money from the National Housing Trust Fund. PHARE grant funds support housing and community development initiatives across Pennsylvania. Tabor will use the $125,000 to establish a new service to prevent eviction from rental housing and the long-term housing and financial instability eviction can create for affected households.

Continuing the Legacy

When Lucy Mannix moved to Lancaster from Brooklyn, she was interested in volunteering and came to Tabor Community Services. In less than a year, she started working full-time at Tabor and stayed for 16 years until her retirement last year. Lucy was inspired to make a planned gift to Tabor because of her interaction with clients and staff at Tabor. “I know the work Tabor does for the community, I saw how peoples’ lives were improved because they were able to use Tabor’s services and resources. These clients weren’t given a gift. With 18 programs and the help of their counselors, they took the steps needed to become independent. Some moved from homelessness to shelters and then to permanent ho

Finding Her Way

At 83 years young, Lydia, a mother of 8, grandmother of 18 and great grandmother of twin boys, came to Tabor Community Services for counseling. At that time she was living in her home in Lancaster, which needed repairs that she could not afford. During her conversation with Randi, a counselor with the Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center, she told Randi that she needed to move and needed housing. Randi called 211 and reached United Way, who knew of an apartment at the Marietta Senior Apartments where Tabor provides supportive services. Lydia completed an application and was accepted as a resident. Lydia completed an application and was accepted as a resident. With assistance from O

Their Calling Gave Direction

Tabor’s 50th anniversary has prompted me to reflect, as I often have since I’ve been here, on the things that have accounted for Tabor’s longevity and success in serving people. Certainly among them are the dedicated and skilled staff we have been fortunate to have over the years. Their commitment and abilities in helping clients are what have made such a big difference in so many lives. The availability of funding through government agencies and Tabor’s decision early in its history to seek it also laid the groundwork for what became longstanding partnerships and support from them. Tabor’s founders and leaders in its early years also played a critical role in establishing a foundation on wh

A Second Chance for a New Beginning

Jerry and Carolyn got a rare gift one year ago when they signed a lease with Catanzaro Apartments. At the time they were staying temporarily at Tabor’s Transitional Living Center (TLC) where staff had provided rigorous budget counseling and financial literacy education. They used these skills and information to manage their finances more effectively, pay off some debt, and save for housing. It wasn’t easy and it required much discipline but they persevered and were successful in improving their finances. By participating in Tabor’s Rapid Re-housing program, they received assistance in finding an apartment and in overcoming an eviction and some credit issues. Jerry and Carolyn met with their

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Tabor Community Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Tabor Community Services, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


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