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Stories of progress are everywhere at Community Progress Council. See what’s new in our programs and services for low-income residents of York County, and celebrate with us on client successes and community impact.

Community Progress Council is happy to provide interviews, photographs, and other information to news outlets upon request. Media inquiries should be sent to Sarah Chain, Director of Marketing and Communications, at schain@yorkcpc.org or (717) 846-4600, ext. 282.

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Highmark Wholecare awards grant to CPC

WGAL, June 27, 2022

Highmark Wholecare awarded a generous charitable donation of $25,000 in support of Community Progress Council’s housing counseling and education services. We are proud to be included in Highmark Wholecare’s $300,000 announcement in support of mission-focused nonprofits whose services directly benefit the community and the members that they serve.

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Enterprise makes 5-year commitment as part of ROAD Forward

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thank you to Enterprise Holdings, who presented a generous donation of $10,000 to Community Progress Council in June. This is the second year of a five-year commitment as part of the Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward initiative, which supports organizations that advance social and racial equity in communities where the company operates. We are proud to be a trusted community partner in meeting the needs of underserved communities, and grateful to Enterprise for their ongoing support!

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Workforce shortage sparks new ideas for nonprofits

WHTM abc27, June 16, 2022

The workforce shortage has provided an opportunity for CPC to rethink how we recruit and retain employees. abc27 News reports on CPC’s new pre-apprentice program, training opportunities, and job openings in the Head Start program and throughout our organization.

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CPC named Top Winner in CPBJ Nonprofit Innovations Awards

CPBJ, May 17, 2022

Central Penn Business Journal recognizes Community Progress Council as a Top Winner in the Nonprofit Innovations Awards’ Management Operations category!

Recognition of CPC was awarded based on innovations in our service delivery model, which has been fully re-designed to support a comprehensive, integrated approach to services.

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Inflation leads to issues for low-income Pennsylvanians

WPMT FOX43, May 11, 2022

Increasing prices across a wide swath of consumer goods are causing major issues for people in low-income situations throughout Pennsylvania.

“It’s the inability to have a long-range vision of what they want to see happen with their lives because if you’re struggling to feed your children or keep a roof over your head – what’s happening three months down the road is not something you’re able to focus on.”

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First Lady Frances Wolf, educators discuss increased funding for pre-K

WHYY, April 20, 2022

Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf moderated a virtual panel discussion with early childhood educators on Wednesday to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s early childhood education spending plan.

“We know that children who participate in high quality Pre-K programs perform better in school, and they are more likely to graduate and to earn more throughout their lives afterwards,” Frances Wolf said during Wednesday’s virtual event.

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WHP CBS21, February 16, 2022

Access to affordable housing is crucial part of moving toward self-sufficiency. While the Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides short-term crisis support, our Housing and Financial counselors are here to help families identify a path forward that empowers them to meet their long-term goals.

Get connected today: Call us at 717-846-4600 and press 0 to be connected with a Resource Navigator.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF, a housing-related program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is now open to assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide financial assistance to homeowners for qualified mortgage and housing-related expenses to avoid delinquency, default, foreclosure, or displacement.

Eligible homeowners can complete their application entirely online at pahaf.org. Applications will be reviewed, approved, and processed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

York County homeowners who may need in-person assistance to complete their applications can call the housing counseling team at Community Progress Council to set up an appointment. Call Community Progress Council at (717) 846-4600 and select 0 to be connected with a Resource Navigator. An appointment with CPC is not required to complete your application.

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Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, November 16, 2021

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, a highly respected housing advocacy, lobbying, and educational organization serving the state, recognized York County as “one of the most successful ERAP grantees nationwide” in a recent case study. The case study highlights York County’s Emergency Rental Assistance program, as administered by Community Progress Council, and how York County ERAP is using self-attestation to speed up assistance and reduce barriers.

Through strong partnerships with approximately 20 organizations throughout York County, CPC has distributed more than $12.9 million for rental and utility assistance to 5,276 York County households as of September 30, 2021, spending nearly all of its $13.4 million Federal ERAP allocation within 6 months.

The Housing Alliance recognizes CPC for “significantly” lowering barriers for applicants, and “preventing long waits and potential eviction filings” … “to keep renters safely housed and make landlords whole as the pandemic continues.”

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