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Brashear partnering with NeighborWorks to provide comprehensive housing counseling


September 7, 2010

In order to respond to the growing number of foreclosures in the hilltop communities of South Pittsburgh, The Brashear Association has formed a partnership with NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania (NWWP) to provide comprehensive housing counseling.

Through its trained and certified housing counselors, NeighborWorks will offer services at Brashear's Neighborhood Employment Center at 730 Warrington Avenue in Allentown.

NeighborWorks can provide a full spectrum of services from financial literacy education to household budget management to foreclosure prevention. Services are totally free and completely confidential. Appointments are necessary to receive services and can be made by calling NeighborWorks at 412-281-9773 and requesting an appointment at the Brashear NEC.

According to Brashear's executive director, Hugh Brannan, the need for these services is growing.

"Foreclosures are on the rise throughout South Pittsburgh and NeighborWorks is the organization that can provide the help that people need. Services are free; there is never a charge or fee. As importantly, services are confidential. To top it off, housing counselors from NeighborWorks are available right in our Allentown office," he explained.

A housing counselor is available by appointment every Thursday at the Brashear Neighborhood Employment Center. To see the housing counselor, call 412-281-9773 and ask for an appointment at the Brashear NEC.

The Brashear Neighborhood Employment Center also offers job readiness services and job placement. For information about those services, call Brashear employment specialist Michelle Flannery at 412-390-3588.

The Brashear Neighborhood Employment center receives support from the City of Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Partnership and Pittsburgh Community Services/American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. For information about The Brashear Association, call 412-431-2236 or visit the agency's website at www.


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