CFS wins PHFA Housing Counseling Agency of the Year

By | December 4, 2014 1:59 pm | 0 Comments


Award winning service

Recently, Cendiann phfa awardter for Family Services Executive Director, Pam Leap Jarrell and Housing Counselor, Diann Bolharsky, made the drive to Harrisburg, PA to attend the  Annual PHFA (Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency)Housing Counseling awards ceremony.  What made the trip special was that CFS was presented with one of six Best Agency Awards in the state.  “We are honored and so proud of Diann Bolharsky.  It is her dedication to her clients and attention to detail that helped us win the award.” Says Pam Leap Jarrell.

The Center for Family Services is the only HUD approved Housing Counseling agency in Crawford and Venango counties and serves homeowners from as far away as Pittsburgh.   CFS has been partnering with PHFA for many years.  The agency’s Housing Counseling services focus on homeownership issues.  Services offered include mortgage default (foreclosures), first time homebuyers education, predatory lending education, credit counseling and fair housing education.

“Diann’s track record is phenomenal.” Says Leap Jarrell “She has a 93%  success rate when it comes to helping homeowners facing foreclosure.  She is helping people keep their homes.”

The successes don’t stop there.  Last year, 72% of individuals receiving credit counseling improved their credit scores enough to qualify for home purchase mortgages and 54% of those same people were approved and bought homes here in Crawford County.

“Housing Counseling not only benefits those receiving the service, but also our whole community.” Says Bolharsky “Foreclosed homes become blight and educated homeowners add to the tax base.  It really is a win – win for everyone.”

Congratulations Diann!  We think you are amazing.

If you or anyone you know are struggling with housing issues or are ready to become a home owner, please contact us! 

First Time Homebuyer

Foreclosure worries

Eviction or Homeless situations

Credit Counseling




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