Housing Trust Fund

Since its creation in 2005, the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF) has provided invaluable resources to revitalize and strengthen communities across the City. HTF is a vital financial resource for the development of much-needed affordable housing opportunities, for preservation of existing housing, and for homelessness prevention. HTF helps strengthen local housing markets, eliminate blight, and serve vulnerable populations, including seniors, the homeless, veterans, and those with special needs. HTF investments also support green developments, which not only promote neighborhood sustainability, but offer cost savings for residents.

Whether it is building new homes, preventing homelessness, or helping someone have working utilities, HTF is a critical funding source for Philadelphia’s housing programs.

Housing Trust Fund Impact at a Glance FY 2006-2015

  • 1,482 new or rehabilitated homes
  • 2,281 major home repairs
  • 1,381 homes made more accessible
  • 12,986 emergency heater repairs
  • 2,713 households prevented from becoming homeless
  • 6,399 households received utility assistance
  • 9,655 construction workers employed
  • 4.7% property value increase near HTF developments

Housing Trust Fund reports from prior years are also available.

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