Mission

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) supports an affordable, healthy and vibrant Philadelphia. 

DHCD advances that mission through four key goals:

1. Preventing homelessness by keeping people in their homes

2. Increasing affordable housing by producing new units

3. Strengthening communities by eliminating blight and promoting neighborhood planning

4. Creating jobs by attracting and retaining businesses

DHCD partners with nonprofits to provide:

DHCD works with developers to produce:

Through the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. it engages small businesses to provide home repairs.

Through the Commerce Department it supports job creation and economic development.

And the results?

New and renovated homes across the city. Thousands of homes saved from foreclosure. Cleaned, greened and maintained vacant lots strengthening communities. Residents improving the future of their neighborhoods. Active business corridors.

DHCD and the programs it supports have made a difference in every neighborhood in Philadelphia.