Community

Here at Elfant Wissahickon we care about the value of home and how homeownership helps strengthen our communities.

We hope you enjoy our collection of the website links. They include tips on home maintenance and improvement, community events, foodie delights, real estate news, design tips and resources and much much more. Please check this page out frequently as we will be adding new links often. Enjoy!

Building Community

Project Home
Project HOME empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.

Inn Dwelling
Inn Dwelling is a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting poor families in the Germantown and Northeast sections of Philadelphia. Utilizing a coordinated web of education, housing and career development programs, Inn Dwelling seeks to be the agency of change through which area residents can reach their goals of self-sufficiency, social responsibility and upward mobility. Inn Dwelling believes that the most appropriate and fundamental solutions to poverty and homelessness are those that are holistic. All solutions to families’ economic crises must support the independence of people bound by poverty and its effects.

Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services
Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (PNHS) is a 501c(3) non-profit community development corporation and certified Community Development Financial Institution, serving targeted neighborhood and populations in the City of Philadelphia. PNHS has marshaled private, philanthropic and government resources for evolving programs and services. PNHS combines these resources to halt the process of disinvestment and deterioration which threatens to destroy many of Philadelphia’s older residential areas. PNHS targets specific neighborhoods, forms strategic alliances with like- minded community organizations and groups to deliver comprehensive revitalization services. PNHS is a community builder focusing on quality affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in low-income communities.

Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund
The Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund is an innovative and vital tool for building and preserving affordable homes and advancing equitable neighborhood revitalization. It was established in 2005 in a collaborative effort among community organizations and city and state officials.

Specifically, the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund supports the development of new affordable homes, repair of existing homes, and foreclosure/homeless prevention programs.

To date, over 6,246 low- and moderate-income families, seniors, disabled and homeless people have gained access to expanded housing opportunities through the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund. The Trust Fund has also leveraged more than $277 million in non-city funds; created hundreds of jobs; expanded the City’s tax base; and, revitalized neighborhoods.

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
The Housing Alliance is a statewide coalition working to provide leadership and a common voice for policies, practices and resources to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent and affordable homes.

We promote common-sense solutions to balance Pennsylvania’s housing market and increase the supply of safe, decent homes for low-income people.

Rebuilding Philly
The mission of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.

Face To Face
Face to Face is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being, and stability of our community. Face to Face meets basic human needs and reduces suffering. With hospitality, we provide a safe environment and practical tools, which enable the people of our community to confront personal challenges, empower their lives, and fulfill their unique potential.

 

Reduce Your Footprint
Green Build Expo
Tree Philly
Greenest of The Green: Top Efficiency Boosting Home Improvements

Partnerships
Killian Hardware
Rittenhouse Hardware
Lowes Moving Center

Home Tips
5 Completely Free Ways To Make Your House A Home
Philly Style: No Place Like Home
10 Home-Maintenance Tips for Spring

Things To Do In Philadelphia
Things To Do In Philadelphia
36 Hours In Philadelphia
Experience! Philadelphia

Spring Foods
36 Fresh Spring Recipes
Top 25 Spring Dessert Recipes

Spring Festivals
Top Spring Art Festivals
The Philadelphia Science Festival
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Summer Foods
Cold Summer Soups
Summer Pastas
Best Summer Desserts

Fourth Of July Fun
97th anniversary of Chestnut Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration at the Water Tower
Welcome America / Fourth of July Jam Festival
Independence Week at The Constitution Center
Philadelphia Orchestra Free Concert ar Penn’s Landing
Taste of Philadelphia Concert and Fireworks