Philadelphia Continuum of Care»
Homeless Centralized Intake Services»
Assess eligibility and service needs of consumers presenting for placement into emergency housing. Consumers are placed in appropriate emergency housing, boarding homes, or alternative housing.
Short-term accommodation for individuals and families to resolve an immediate housing crisis, assess level of need, and provide case management assistance in obtaining appropriate housing.
Transitional Housing helps households move toward self-sufficiency by providing supported semi-independent living for a period of 12-24 months.
OSH coordinates with City departments and non-profit organizations to develop transitional housing for homeless individuals and families.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing provides homeless and disabled individuals and families affordable housing that is linked to supportive services. OSH administers contracts with non-profit organizations to provide more than 700 units of permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals and families.
OSH Providers: Inspection of private market rental housing to assure safety and affordability prior to occupancy by OSH referred consumers.
Emergency Food Distribution Program
State food distribution to OSH shelters and Philadelphia soup kitchens, food cupboards and food pantries.
Personal boarding home for low income consumers with a physical or mental disability that require assistance with the activities of daily living.