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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is part of a global, non-profit housing organization that is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County sells newly constructed or renovated homes to qualified families or individuals.

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County partners with homeowners to complete much needed interior and exterior home repairs and modifications that increase the safety, accessibility and health of the home including exterior repairs, interior repairs, and energy efficient upgrades.

To learn more about their Home Ownership Program or their Home Repair Program, visit their website: www.habitatbucks.org.

Library Board Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the Lower Southampton Township Library Board.  The Library Board acts in an advisory capacity to the library and helps develop, monitor, and approve the library budget and policies.  The Library Board meets once per month.

If you are looking to get more involved in the community, please consider submitting a letter of interest and resume by Wednesday, February 7th to administration@lstwp.org.

Scammers Targeting PECO Customers – Message from PECO

Scammers are continuing to aggressively target utility company customers, including PECO, using sophisticated tactics to pocket quick cash. Recently, there has been a large increase in scammers use tactics such as “spoofing” to manipulate the Caller ID phone number displayed on your phone so that it appears to be a PECO phone number. These scammers are contacting PECO customers and falsely claiming their electric or natural gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made immediately.

The most important thing to remember is to never give out your account or billing information to an unverified person. If you ever receive a suspicious phone call, text message, email, or have an unscheduled visit from someone in-person claiming to be from PECO, do not share your information and call us directly at 800-494-4000.

To keep your money in your hands and your personal information safe, here are some reminders:

  • PECO will NEVER DEMAND IMMEDIATE PAYMENT, nor will we ever require one specific form of payment, such as a prepaid card, bitcoin, or third-party digital money transfers.
  • For approved payment methods and options, visit com/payment.
  • DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION. A real PECO representative will have the account information they need when they call.
  • Keep your banking and financial information safe. You can update your banking information through your MyAccount or make a payment through an approved method at com/payment.
  • CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS, BALANCES, PAYMENTS, AND SUPPLIER INFORMATION YOURSELF on your printed bill or log on to your PECO MyAccount or download the PECO mobile app.

If you are ever suspicious of someone claiming to be from PECO, call us directly at 800-494-4000

Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2024

In just over two weeks, applications will open for the 2024 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. This year, the program has been expanded to include more Pennsylvanians and to provide a larger rebate to help offset the impacts of inflation. Over 600,000 Pennsylvanians will now qualify for a maximum rebate of $1,000 (up from $650 last year).

The income limits have increased so if you believe you qualify under the expansion, please reach out to either State Representative Joe Hogan’s district office at 215-752-6750 (Penndel) or 215-942-4067 (Lower Southampton). If you prefer, use this link to find out more information.

For those seeking assistance with the application process, State Representative Hogan will be hosting a workshop on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Sarah Mitchell Community Center, 1500 Desire Ave., Feasterville-Trevose, from 5-7 p.m. His team will be on hand to answer questions about the program and help you complete your application.

2024 Preliminary Budget

The Lower Southampton Township Preliminary Budget for 2024 will be available and may be reviewed in its entirety at Lower Southampton Township Administration Building, 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville, PA between 9 AM and 5 PM – Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.  Click HERE to view the 2024 preliminary budget.

LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP’S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2024 AT THEIR NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2023 AT 7:30 PM.

Deadline Nears for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities have until Dec. 31 to apply for the state’s 2022 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Remember, assistance through State Representative Joe Hogan’s Lower Southampton or Penndel offices is always free. You need not pay a private firm for assistance. When preparing to come in to apply, please bring with you:

1099 Social Security statements
If an owner, your paid tax receipts (contact your local tax collector)
If a renter, a completed rent certificate.
Your driver’s license

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

For additional information and applications, click here.

LIHEAP – Financial Assistance Available for Energy Bills

Looking for assistance to help you manage your energy bills, especially during the cold winter months? Visit @PECOConnect’s website to learn about LIHEAP: peco.com/liheap

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that provides financial heating assistance to qualified households in the form of a CASH or CRISIS grant.  The assistance is available to help customers that are at/below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines and demonstrate a heating burden.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Apply:

1. LIHEAP is free money and you never have to pay it back
2. The minimum LIHEAP grant amount is $300 per customer
3. The maximum LIHEAP grant amount is $2,000 per customer
4. Even if you are current on your PECO bill, LIHEAP funding will go towards future PECO bills
5. Don’t leave free money on the table.  Every year millions of dollars go unclaimed.  Get Yours!

Learm more at: peco.com/liheap