Housing

The City of Philadelphia supports programs to meet the diverse housing needs of its low- and moderate-income residents.

The City funds programs to help people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.

Philadelphia provides funding to build affordable homes for sale. It also supports programs to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home.

In just the last 10 years Philadelphia has provided funding to develop more than 3,000 rental homes.

The City has long supported housing for people with disabilities and special needs. Most City-funded homes include accessible homes. The City also supports housing counseling and other initiatives aimed at special needs populations.

Housing costs include utility costs, and Philadelphia funds utility assistance programs. These programs help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes and pay their utility bills.