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Lansdale's Community Housing Services Shutting Its Doors

The nonprofit housing service organization is closing on February 1, according to The Reporter

After 30 years, Community Housing Services — the nonprofit food pantry and underprivileged housing organization — is shuttering its doors.

According to The Reporter, signs at the organization’s Broad Street headquarters state that the nonprofit is closing Feb. 1. A sign states that it “has been our sincerest pleasure to serve you” and that the community has been “near and dear to our hearts,” according to the article.

Executive Director Gloria Echols had no comment to The Reporter.

In 2008, Community Housing Services was in dire straits, desperate for funding and donations from the community. Then, it was on the brink of shutting its doors.

North Penn United Way pulled its funding from CHS in 2008, according to The Reporter.

In the absence of CHS, those in need should contact Montgomery County housing at 1-877-646-6306.

Equipment on Thursday was packed near the doors, with signs of “Free” above the items.

Community Housing Services, at 311 N. Broad St., was well known for its food pantry and its Christmas family adoption program. The program provided gifts to more than 300 families in the area.

The website www.communityhs.org has been inactive for the past few months.

CHS can be reached at 215-362-5250.

Theodore J. Leichner February 02, 2013 at 12:11 AM
The Distorter...doing a fine job...reporting the "news" as it's happening...nice typo in yesterday's edition...."Sosters"...
Tony Di Domizio February 02, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Sosters? What were they attempting to spell?

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