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JEVS: Free Home Repair Course Offered for First-time Home Owners.

PHILADELPHIA -- Thanks to a new program, first time, low-income homeowners in four Philadelphia neighborhoods can learn basic home repair and maintenance skills for FREE. Home Maintenance and Repair, a partnership between JEVS' Orleans Technical Institute/Northeast Campus and four Philadelphia community development corporations: People's Emergency Center Community Development Corporation, Project Home, Asociacion De Puertorriquenos En Marcha, and the Frankford Community Development Corporation, is now enrolling new homeowners from targeted communities.

During the 12-session program offered on Saturdays, homeowners will learn many skills needed to properly and safely maintain their homes. Training includes sessions in plumbing, seasonal maintenance, basic electricity, repairing sheet rock, painting, paperhanging, tiling and flooring, basic carpentry, and other home care skills. The program also provides textbooks and tools for the participants as well as transportation and childcare reimbursement. The program is funded through the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) and the William Penn Foundation.

For more information about the program or to enroll, call: Orleans Technical Institute/Northeast Campus at 215-728-4709.

JEVS is a nonsectarian, non-profit social service agency that benefits the Greater Philadelphia community by enhancing the employability and self- sufficiency of the people it serves though a broad range of education, training, health and rehabilitation programs.


Contact: Kristen Rantanen, Director, Communications of JEVS, +1-215-854-1806, or

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