Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Help With Home Improvements

Blogger's Note: The following exciting announcement comes to the Digital Notebook in-box in the form of a press release from our friends at Genesis Housing. We regretfully note that the Digital Notebook industrial complex lies outside the area available for improvement grants, but bravely bring you the information nonetheless.

Genesis Housing Corporation is pleased to announce a new Pottstown Home Improvement Program to provide funds for home repairs.

Through a grant provided to Genesis Housing Corporation by National Penn Bank, the new program offers small dollar grants and/or small dollar, low interest loans to resident homeowners meeting the eligibility requirements for owner-occupied properties located within the targeted neighborhoods. 

Examples of eligible work are roofs, windows, heaters, sewer lines, electrical upgrades and other general home repairs.
Window replacements are among the upgrades the program will fund.

Genesis Housing Corporation will review applications from all interested homeowners living in the target areas for eligibility. 

Grants (generally capped at $4,000) will be offered to qualified applicants who need single system repairs like a new heater but are unable to afford the repair or replacement of the system. 

Loans may be used for any home improvement project. There is no home equity required. 

The eligible Pottstown neighborhoods are:
  • Schuylkill River to High St, Manatawny St. to Washington St.; 
  • High St. to Beech St., Manatawny St. to Warren St.; and 
  • Beech St to Wilson St., Hanover St. / Farmington to Adams St. 
Applications are available by calling 610-275-4357, or on our website at or via email at

National Penn Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. National Penn Bank is not
This re-habilitated home at 433 Walnut St. in Pottstown, 

with central air and new appliances is for sale for $74,900.
To learn more, follow this link.
affiliated with Genesis Housing Corporation. This program is funded by National Penn Bank through the Neighborhood Tax Credit Program.

Since 1994, Genesis Housing Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served Montgomery County as a community housing development organization (CHDO) and is dedicated to the development of affordable housing and to the education of consumers on housing and financial issues. General activities include the rehabilitation and new construction of homes to improve and stabilize neighborhoods and to provide opportunities for lower income homebuyers to purchase homes at affordable prices. 

Genesis Housing Corporation also provides monthly classes and individual counseling to help overcome barriers to home ownership, financial education and foreclosure prevention.

For more information about Genesis Housing Corporation and our programs, visit the website at, email at, visit us on Facebook or call 610-275-4357.


  1. I note with interest (about 3.5-percent, fixed) that the former "Digital Notebook Industrial Compound" (isn't that what they used to call the Goop-brand hand cleaner?), mentioned in Saturday's blog, has gone upscale in today's post to become the "Digital Notebook Industrial Complex." I can only hope you're charging higher rates, Brandt, to be worthy of this rarified air. And ... pssst! ... beware of those borough property inspectors. You're sure to attract their attention now.

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