Health and Wellness Programs
FCHA partners with WellSpan Health, Keystone Health, UnitedHealthcare and the YMCA to bring health and wellness programs, information and resources to our residents and participants. Some of these programs include health fairs, mobile vaccinations and health checks, walking exercising, bingo and benefits, at home resistance band chair exercising, in person and virtual learning sessions on health and wellness topics and so much more! The YMCA also gives a 20% membership discount to our residents and participants and offers financial aid on membership to those who qualify. Learn more about our Health and Wellness programs and when they occur here or keep checking the News & Events webpage.
FCHA's Chambersburg development is home to the main offices and a classroom for First Start Partnerships for Children and Families (FSP). Our Executive Director serves on FSP's board of directors. FSP offers head start education programs for those ages prenatal to 5 years old as well as family education and resources. Learn more or enroll here >>>
FCHA also partners with the YMCA's SAM's Achiever's education program that help students set and pursue post secondary educational and career goals. Learn more or enroll here >>>
Finally, FCHA partners with Penn State Mont Alto to help students enroll into college and obtain a degree in their desired field of study and desired career. FCHA's Executive Director also serves on Penn State Mont Alto's board of directors. Learn more or enroll here >>>
FCHA partners with CareerLink and Pathstone Corporation to assist our residents and participants with employment opportunities, resume building, job searching and more! Learn more about CareerLinks Programs | Learn more about Pathstones Programs
Leisure and Entertainment Programs
Throughout the year, FCHA hosts many leisure and entertainment programs. Some of these programs are in conjunction with its resident councils. A few of these programs include: Meadow Creek Manor, Valley View Village and Green Village 50th Anniversaries, bingo and trivia events, Easter egg hunt, trick or treating, holiday gift giving for children, and more! For information on this year's event, keep checking the News & Events webpage.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a voluntary HUD program that encourages and assists families to become self-sufficient. Anyone currently on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program or currently a public housing resident is eligible for this program. FSS offers a financial incentive to families through an escrow account, which is based on an increase in a family's earned income. An example of an increase in earned income would be when a family member has a pay raise, obtains employment or has an increase in his or her working hours that results in an increase in the portion of rent that the family pays each month. For example, if the family's rent increases $25.00 dollars per month, that $25.00 dollars goes into an escrow account that the Housing Authority establishes for the family. This account becomes available to the family when the family successfully completes their FSS Contract of Participation or can be used interimly to assist with goals.
Own your own home! Eligible Section 8 voucher holders may now use their vouchers to assist in the purchase of their own home through the Section 8 Homeownership Program. The voucher assistance provides a partial payment toward the mortgage every month. Participants are assisted with budgeting and credit repair as needed, provided with homeownership education, and given support every step of the way as they purchase their home. Note: One of the eligibility requirements for the Homeownership Program is being a current or former participant in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community event to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to create a safer neighborhood. For information on this year's event, keep checking the News & Events webpage.
We care about our residents and and participants and we care about our community. That’s why we serve. FCHA has adopted a 2-mile stretch of road locally, and we take pride in cleaning up our highway twice per year with our resident/participant volunteers. This occurs in the spring and in the fall. In addition to our adopted highway, the FCHA team and its residents also clean up its developments and plant flowers. If you're interested in volunteering, please drop by the main office for more information.