One way to prevent homelessness is to help people currently in homes stay there. That’s why Philadelphia supports programs to help low-income Philadelphians with home repairs.
Home Repair Programs
Adaptive Modifications Program helps individuals with permanent physical disabilities live more independently in the home. There is currently a very long waiting list for this program.
Basic Systems Repair Program provides free repairs to the electrical, plumbing and heating systems of owner-occupied homes. In some cases it will replace a roof. However, there is a very long waiting list for repairs.
Heater Hotline program makes emergency repairs to heaters.
Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program makes minor repairs in homes owned by residents 60 or older.
Weatherization Assistance Program helps homeowners and renters make their homes more energy efficient. Because of a very long waiting list the Weatherization program is not accepting applications at this time.
Home Improvement Loans for Home Repair
Mini-PHIL and PHIL-Plus are home improvement loans for homeowners with less-than-perfect credit.
Keystone Renovate & Repair Loan Program helps homeowners maintain and improve their home.