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

Homeownership Programs
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.

First-Time Homebuyer Programs * 215-686-9749
City, state and federal programs. Click here for more information.

SaveYourHomePhilly 215-334-HOME (4663)
(OHCD) Free counseling assistance for homeowners behind on mortgage payments or facing foreclosure.
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.
Click here for more information.

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.
Click here for more information.

Emergency Heater Hotline* 215-568-7190
Free minor heater repairs.

PHIL-Plus/Mini-PHIL* 215-686-9749
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.
Click here for more information.

SHARP 215-765-9040
www.pcaphl.org
(PCA) Free minor repairs to homes of elderly Philadelphians.

Weatherization* 215-448-2160
(PHDC) Free weatherization and energy-efficiency
improvements to owner-occupied and rental units.
Click here for more information.

* 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
215-940-3900
Public Housing
Provides subsidized rental opportunities.
Conventional Sites - Admissions 215-684-4300
Scattered Sites - Admissions 215-684-4300
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
215-684-4300
Senior Citizen Programs
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
215-765-9040
BenePhilly
800-236-2194
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
215-686-4443
PRA-owned properties 215-854-6500


City Housing Agencies
OHCD/PHDC/PRA all at
1234 Market St., Phila., PA 19107

Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)
17th Floor 215-686-9749
www.phila.gov/ohcd
Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.
(PHDC) 17th Floor 215-448-3000
www.phdchousing.org
Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA)
16th Floor 215-854-6500
www.phila.gov/pra

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

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