Skip to main content

Housing Action Plan dashboard

The Department of Planning and Development’s Housing Action Plan is Philadelphia’s commitment to develop policies and programs to foster economic growth, ensure sustainable neighborhoods, and provide quality, affordable housing options.

This chart shows the progress as of December 31, 2021 towards our 10-year goals.

10-year housing goals

Preserved units are currently occupied units preserved via physical rehabilitation and/or affordability assistance.

New units are units newly occupied or constructed.

Note that these counts reflect a combination of public interventions and market activity.

*For 2021, 80% of Area Median Income for a family of three was $68,050; 120% Area Median Income for a family of three was $102,100. Income guidelines vary from program to program. To find out more, see the Division of Housing and Community Development Income Guidelines.
**The table above separates COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance from our long-term strategic goals to expand housing. Learn more about our services to landlords and tenants.

People served


Note: Market-produced housing is not included in the charts above.

Programs and activities

Owner

Preserved units

New units

  • Home Buy Now – Down payment grant matching program for employees of participating employers
  • Market Produced – Owner – Homeowner units produced by the market
  • Philly First Home – Down payment and closing cost help for first-time homebuyers. Data also includes previous settlement grant programs.
  • Workforce Housing Programs – New homeowner units for moderate income households

Renter

Preserved units

  • Adaptive Modifications Program – Free adaptations to give people with disabilities easier access to and mobility within the home
  • Affordable Rental Housing Preservation – Occupied subsidized rental units preserved through rehabilitation
  • Affordable Rental Special Needs Housing Preservation – Occupied subsidized special needs rental units preserved through rehabilitation
  • Eviction Diversion Program – Pre-eviction filing mediation program for landlords and tenants, specifically tenants with a COVID-related loss of income
  • Landlord Working Capital Loan – Short-term loans for small landlords in need of assistance to keep their units operational
  • LIHEAP Crisis Assistance – Emergency utility grants for households without utility service or who have a 10-day shut-off notice
  • PHA – Preserved Philadelphia Housing Authority rental units
  • Rental Improvement Fund – Repair loans for small landlords
  • Shallow Rent – Long-term rental subsidies that help participants achieve housing stability and avoid homelessness
  • Utility Grant Program – Funding to help people remain in their homes by addressing utility and other financial issues
  • Weatherization Assistance Program – Free weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements

New units

  • Affordable Rental Housing Production – New subsidized rental units
  • Affordable Rental Special Needs Housing Production – New subsidized rental units for people with special needs
  • Density Bonus – Rental units created through the City’s inclusionary zoning bonus program
  • HOME Rental Assistance – Rental assistance for homeless and special needs households
  • HOPWA Rental Assistance – Rent assistance for people with HIV/AIDS
  • Market Produced – Renter – Rental units produced by the market
  • Permanent Supportive Housing – Rental Subsidy – Rent assistance for formerly homeless persons
  • Single Room Occupancy (SRO) – Temporary, single-room rental housing for residents with low or minimal incomes

Notes on market-produced units

  • Newly constructed units were derived from L&I data with a certificate of occupancy.
  • Owner/Renter determinations were assessed based on the number of units, the number of owners per address, rental licenses, and marketing data.
  • All newly constructed units were assumed to be “market rate” unless they received subsidy elsewhere or were built pursuant to the mixed-income housing bonus.

Top