The EPIC Stakeholders meeting was well attended on January 30th at Second Baptist Church for two excellent presentations.
- Tamisha Lewis and Tracie Hall representing Primerica Financial Services provided some financial education.
- Vicky Riley and Chole McNeil representing the Philadelphia Department of Revenue gave a wealth of information of tax problems and solutions. They covered the Real Estate Freeze Program, Senior Citizens Low Income Special Tax Provisions, the Real Estate Tax Deferral Program, the Long Time Owner Occupants Program (LOOP). In addition they answered questions about the Water Revenue Bureau although they are not in that department. They were extremely well informed.
Dinner was provided the the culinary crew at Second Baptist. The next meeting of the Northeast EPBIC Stakeholders will be on February 27th at 5:30 PM at Second Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street.
Last Thursday’s EPIC meeting was great. Besides the usual collection of interesting presentations, Cesar Viveros spoke to the group about the Mural Arts program project in Frankford. The first meeting of Imagining Frankford will be Wednesday night, October 5th, at Denby’s Sweet Sensations, 4278 Frankford Avenue. Come out and find out how you can become a part of this historic project.
Mike Rice and Dwight Leevy spoke at length about the history and workings of the EPIC (Equal Partners In Change) program. I have to admit I did not understand much about this process until these guys enlightened me. Here is a bit of what the EPIC is about. To participate, you just come to the next meeting which is on October 27th.