Deborah McColloch, Director: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Housing Services for Residents

Homeownership Programs
SaveYourHomePhilly 215-334-HOME (4663)
(OHCD) Free counseling assistance for homeowners behind on mortgage payments or facing foreclosure.
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Housing Counseling*
Neighborhood housing counseling agencies prepare you for homeownership by helping you understand the responsibilities of purchasing and owning a home.
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Homebuyer Assistance Grant* 215-686-9749
(OHCD) Provides up to $10,000 to first-time buyers of properties in selected developments. Housing counseling required. Click here for more information.

Settlement Grant * 215-686-9749
(OHCD) Provides up to $500 per household to help first-time Philadelphia homebuyers pay for closing costs.
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Housing Repairs
Adaptive Modifications Program* 215-448-2160
(PHDC) Provides free adaptations to house or apartment of low-income disabled individuals. Click here for more information.

Basic Systems Repair Program* 215-448-2160
(PHDC) Free emergency repairs to electrical, plumbing
and/or heating systems of an owner-occupied property.
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Emergency Heater Hotline* 215-568-7190
Free minor heater repairs.

PHIL-Plus/Mini-PHIL* 215-851-1854
Provides home improvement loans to owners with less-than-perfect credit. Call for list of housing counseling agencies. Click here for more information.

Property Tax Abatement 215-686-9270
Provides tax relief on home improvements for 10 years.
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SHARP 215-765-9040
(PCA) Free minor repairs to homes of elderly Philadelphians.

Unfortunately, the Weatherization Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications at this time because of lack of funding.  It may be a year or more before funding becomes available.

* Income guidelines apply

Contact Numbers

Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Assistance
SaveYourHomePhilly hotline
215-334-HOME (4663)
Housing Complaints/Problems
Licenses & Inspections 215-686-2463
Landlord/Tenant Problems
Community Legal Services 215-981-3700
Licenses & Inspections 215-686-2463
Tenant Union Representative Network
Public Housing
Provides subsidized rental opportunities.
Conventional Sites - Admissions 215-684-4300
Scattered Sites - Admissions 215-684-4300
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
Senior Citizen Programs
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
Special-Needs Housing
ActionAIDS, Inc. 215-981-0088
Women Against Abuse 215-386-1280
Utility Bill Assistance
Energy Coordinating Agency 215-988-0929
LIHEAP 866-857-7095, 215-560-1583
Utility Emergency Services Fund 215-972-5170
Vacant House/Lot Acquisition
PHDC-owned properties 215-448-3000
Public Property-owned properties
PRA-owned properties 215-854-6500

City Housing Agencies
1234 Market St., Phila., PA 19107

Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)
17th Floor 215-686-9749
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.
(PHDC) 17th Floor 215-448-3000
Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA)
16th Floor 215-854-6500

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
12 S. 23rd St., Phila., PA 19103 215-684-4000

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