Credit Counseling Center is proud to announce that Housing Counselor Paula Powers-Watts received her certification from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
This certification is the result of a comprehensive test preceded by months of intensive study, practice tests and prep work.
CCC is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2019! Founded in 1994 to help people repay their debt, improve their credit scores, revise their budgets, buy their first homes and prevent foreclosure, CCC has three offices in Levittown, Richboro and Doylestown. We provide life changing financial literacy and counseling services to help our clients, their families, employees and the community at large.
Over the past 25 years, CCC has served over 41,000 predominantly low to moderate income individuals with a variety of programs to help financially educate and stabilize individuals and families in our communities. 84% of our clients are low/moderate income. In addition, CCC has supported nearly 1,400 debt management clients and has dispersed $14 million back to creditors.
CCC is United States Trustees approved, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency approved, COA approved and a United Way affiliate member.
The Credit Counseling Center is HUD-approved and a Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency approved member.
In 2021, Paula was named Executive Director of Credit Counseling Center. She joined the organization in 2008 as a Credit Counselor and was quickly promoted to Director of Housing Counseling in 2009. Paula is a firm believer that each client is a representation of a family whose lives, financial challenges, and needs are important.
She developed and still leads the Center’s Foreclosure Prevention program; and has partnered with the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Foreclosure Diversion Program. Her keen focus on making a positive impact in the community has generated numerous program collaborations with the United Way of Bucks County and a multitude of social service organizations in the region.
Previously, Paula served 21 on Active Duty in the US Air Force. Initially serving as a combat photographer and finishing the second half of her career as a recruiter, leading to the position of Flight Chief. Highly decorated, she has received awards from the Air Force and the Department of Defense.
An active leader in the Bucks County community, Paula donates her time annually as a board member for the annual Congressional Service Academy Nomination Interviews under the office of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. She is an active Chamber member in Lower Bucks, BucksMont, and Upper Bucks, advocates for financial literacy education opportunities at venues servicing low/moderate income consumers and senior citizen organizations.