National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is a public awareness effort when people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness in their communities. Before the pandemic, there was a need in Chester County due to the lack of attainable housing, even for professionals and college graduates. Now, as we weather Covid-19 restrictions, local housing and related needs are increasing. Although limited by the pandemic, the Home Team at Westminster is continuing with housing rehab projects (through Good Works, Habitat), attending to developing local housing opportunity task forces (in both West Chester and Southern Chester County), and continuing development of the New Beginnings Affordable Housing Fund. We stand ready to jump into a variety of projects, when activity restrictions are lifted.
We’re looking forward to working together with lots of YOUR energy as soon as we can! If you become aware of specific initiatives we should consider, please pass the information to Gary Liddick or Ruth Simonson. In the meantime, here are links to educational sessions, places to donate now, ways you can spread awareness, and even some background on the New Beginnings Affordable Housing Fund.