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City of Philadelphia
Office of Supportive Housing

Office of Homeless Services

Prevention

Housing retention, emergency assistance and response, homeless prevention and rapid re-housing are all important pieces of preventing homelessness. These programs provide support, outreach, and assistance to many who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Emergency Services

There are multiple programs in place for short-term housing and crisis support. These range from shelters to food distribution programs, as well as transitional housing and relocation services.

Long-Term Housing

There are many options to provide affordable housing for homeless individuals and families. These housing programs are arranged through non-profit organizations and associated with supportive services.

Veterans Homelessness

Contact Numbers for Philadelphia Homeless Vets:

VA Hotline – 1-877-424-3838

Philly Vets Home Coalition Hotline – 215-923-VETS (8387)

PhillyVetsHome – http://phillyvetshome.org

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the main reasons people become homeless.

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