City of Philadelphia Welcomes US Deputy Secretary Adeyemo & Governor Wolf to Discuss Success of COVID-19 Related Rental Assistance Efforts

WHAT: In May of 2020, the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD and PHDC launched the City of Philadelphia’s rental assistance program, PHLRentAssist. Over 39,000 households benefited from over $253 million in rental assistance and utility payments over four phases. Although applications closed in January of 2022 due to limited funding, as new funding is allocated to Philadelphia, qualified approved applications already received are still being processed. The PHLRentAssist Dashboard provides up to date spending information.

DHCD also launched an Eviction Diversion program in September 2020 to help landlords and tenants come to an agreement. Over 2000 renters have avoided eviction due to the program.
WHO: Federal, State and City Officials discuss Philadelphia’s successful launch and implementation of PHLRentAssist  and the Eviction Diversion Program.

  • Melissa Long, Director, Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia
  • US Treasury Deputy Secretary, Wally Adeyemo
  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
  • Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director, Health and Human Services
  • Dave Thomas, CEO, PHDC
  • Ms. Diane Dantzler, PHLRentAssist Recipient

WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: OUTSIDE of City Hall, North Apron (near the Flag Poles)

DETAILS: This event is open to the public and the press.
Public live stream: This briefing will be streamed live on  Philadelphia’s Department of Planning and Development Facebook page.