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2009-10-23T00:00:00.000Z

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Background Information

Employment History

Board Member
PA Low Income Housing Coalition

Founder and Executive Director
Bucks County Housing Group Inc

Visionary Leader
Bucks County Housing Group Inc

Affiliations

Board Member
Bucks County TMA

Board Member
Bucks County Housing Group Inc

Education

BS Degree

Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

Masters Degree

The School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania

Web References (24 Total References)


Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

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Santo Gairo Bucks County Housing Group, Wrightstown


Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania - Board of Directors

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Santo Gairo, Bucks County Housing Group


Bucks County Housing Group, Inc. - About Us

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Bucks County Housing Group began as a grass-roots initiative in the late 1970's when community members, led by Santo Gairo, successfully lobbied Bucks County government to support the establishment of a homeless shelter in the county.

Since its formal beginning in 1980, Santo Gairo has served as a visionary leader.Mr. Gairo was, and remains, a tireless, passionate and committed advocate for the client families Housing Group serves.As Executive Director, Mr. Gairo is the driving force of the organization and has overseen the successful growth of the organization.With a budget of $29,000 in 1980 to the present day $2.7 million budget, Mr. Gairo has creatively engaged funders at the federal, state, county and private levels.
Mr. Gairo intends to retire from day-to-day oversight of Housing Group in October of 2007.
Mr. Gairo earned a BS Degree from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science in 1966 and received a Masters Degree from The School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1972.Mr. Gairo has been a resident of Bucks County for 40 years.


Press Releases

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No one knows that better than Santo Gairo, founder and executive director of the Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG), a private non-profit social service organization serving homeless and low-income families in Bucks County.

Mr. Gairo was the guest of honor at a gala event on November 17 in New Hope to celebrate the work of the organization and to honor him at the time of his retirement.
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"Over Santo's 30 years of commitment to supporting families in need, his leadership and guidance has touched and improved thousands of lives" he explained.


Are They Rights

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At this spring's National Leadership Development Day, Santo Gairo, Director of the Bucks County Housing Group, helped our leaders focus on people in very special need…in need of affordable housing among other things.Mr. Gairo wanted to establish the assumption that all people have the right to have their basic needs met. (You may or may not agree with him, but we all need to be sensitive to the plight of many people.) Food, shelter, clothing - these are just a few basic human needs.

Santo wanted everyone to realize that all people, rich and poor, have the same wants.We all want respect and dignity for ourselves and for our family.

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