Genesis Housing Corporation is dedicated to the development of affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and the education of consumers on housing and financial issues.
Since 1994, Genesis Housing Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served Montgomery County as a community housing development organization (CHDO). Our general activities include the rehabilitation and new construction of homes to improve and stabilize neighborhoods and to provide opportunities for lower income homebuyers to purchase homes at affordable prices. Genesis Housing Corporation also provides housing counseling and money management services.
Since 1994, Genesis Housing Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served Montgomery County as a community housing development organization (CHDO) and is dedicated to the development of affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and to the education of consumers on housing and financial issues.
Genesis Housing Corporation provides housing counseling and money management services. Our general activities also include the rehabilitation and new construction of homes to improve and stabilize neighborhoods and to provide high quality affordable housing. The programs implemented by Genesis Housing Corporation include:
1) The Housing Counseling Program provides free classes and individual counseling helping over 10,000 clients. Monthly classes focus on topics not taught in regular school including understanding credit, credit repair, money management, saving plans, grant programs and understanding the home buying process including selecting a realtor and finding the best mortgage. Individual counseling sessions focus on client driven issues from budgeting basics, managing credit, credit repair, debt management and home buying. Individual counseling can also include budgeting for a reduced or fixed income and how to prevent foreclosures.
Genesis Housing is an approved housing counseling agency for the PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Genesis Housing is an approved agency with the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. Genesis Housing Corporation is also an approved agency for Montgomery County’s and Norristown’s First-Time Home Buyers Programs.
2) Genesis Housing has rehabbed or constructed over 450 units to provide safe and decent housing for lower income households. Genesis Housing Corporation recently completed the Beech Street Factory in Pottstown rehabbing a vacant building for 43 affordable apartments and the new home of Art Fusion with our development partner, Housing Visions. In 2016, Genesis Housing Corporation completed Reliance Crossing Apartments which built 56 affordable apartments in Souderton, PA with our development partner Ingerman.
Our other projects include vacant single family properties that we acquire, rehab and sell / rent to income eligible households as part of an overall neighborhood revitalization strategy. Genesis Housing helps organize community events like the National Night Out in Pottstown and the Montgomery County Housing Fair. Genesis Housing Corporation also rehabs individual homes for low income families for the Montgomery County Homeowner Rehab Program.
Genesis Housing Corporation has been actively involved in providing affordable homes in Montgomery County, PA targeting the older distressed towns, especially Norristown and Pottstown, to stabilize housing values, promote home ownership and provide safe and decent housing for lower income families.
Genesis Housing Staff
Judith has worked for Genesis Housing Corporation since 1995 and has over 30 years’ experience with project planning and development including seven years as Director of Planning for the Borough of Norristown.
Sarah has worked for Genesis Housing Corporation since 2005 and is responsible for homeless prevention programs, housing rehab programs and fundraising to corporations and foundations.
Board of Directors
Architect, Brian Billings, Architects
Public Relations, Literary Artist
Secretary / Treasurer
Kimmel, Lorah & Associates
Community Representative, Architect, Brian Billings, Architects
Landscape Architect & Planner, CMC Engineering
Community Representative, Pottstown
Bank Vice President, BB&T Bank
Community Representative, Vice President, Citi Bank
“ I just wanted to tell you how much you impacted our lives and how grateful we are! We still use your budget & envelopes every week! We’ve obtained and done some really incredible things since meeting with you! We’ve maintained all of our credit cards and use them just for points and cash back. We both still are at our full time jobs, we just bought our second truck, and opened a new business! We’re very happy, healthy, and grateful in all areas of life and I wanted to thank you for helping teach us the tools to get here. ”
“ Thank you so much for all of your assistance. You are an excellent teacher and we felt better prepared to take on the adventure of home ownership because of your guidance. Thanks again for helping to make our dream a reality. ”
“ We just wanted to say thank you for all the help you gave us this year moving into our new house. We couldn’t be happier and we’re excited to spend our first Christmas here! ”
“ If you are someone that has some financial issues but aren’t sure where to go and are uncertain about exposing your issues, I highly recommend Genesis. Nikki and her staff keep all your information secure and are true professionals in providing inside knowledge on how to form a plan to balance your budget. ”
“ If you are looking to learn more about your credit, how credit works in general, or learn about owning a home, the classes that Genesis Housing Corp provides are a “no-brainer”. Not only do you get exposed to in-depth classroom lectures but you get the opportunity to sit down one on one with Nikki Holcroft about your own personal finances and what it takes to achieve your budgeting goals. ”
“ The counseling course was excellent! I had learned more in the time spent there than months with a counseling agency. ”