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Self-Sufficiency Department

Housing & Financial Counseling

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**Please note that all workshops are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.  You are welcome to call for general information regarding financial counseling, home buying questions, etc.  Our caseworkers are here to help!

We provide quality counseling and education for those interested in homeownership or improving their financial state. Our program is certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and our staff is trained by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).

Call 814-452-6113 x223 for a​​​​​ll financial and home buying counseling:

  • Credit and Budget Counseling (We proudly work with (PHFA) to help you Take Charge of Your Money.)
  • Pre-Closing Workshop
  • Pre-Purchase Education Workshop
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St. Martin Center promotes Fair Housing.  The Fair Housing Act is a Federal law that protects people from housing discrimination based on the basis of: race, color, national, origin, sex, religion, disability, and familial status (familial status means the presence of children under 18 in a household, pregnant women or anyone in the process of adopting or securing legal custody of a child).  You can report discrimination at 267-419-8918, info@equalhousing.org, or through equalhousing.org.

Notification of the right to interpretation services will be included on all announcements for meetings/appointments/workshops to which clients or the public are invited to participate when necessary in order to address special language or communication needs that may arise. TTY services may be utilized for clients who are hearing impaired.

  • People Helped Last Year

    8,296

  • Bishop's Breakfast Meals Served

    13,200

  • Children Educated

    251

  • Food Pantry Served

    2,096

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