The Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI) is a $400 million investment to support successful affordable housing and commercial revitalization programs in Philadelphia. Data is available on the NPI budget, expenditures, and households served. NPI data will be updated quarterly.
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- NPI funds were not available in FY22 Q1. Year One funding approved in October 2021.
- NPI supported programs are capped at 100% of Area Median Income, but income guidelines vary from program to program. To find out more, see the Division of Housing and Community Development Income Guidelines.
- Philly First Home relaunched in May 2022.
- Contracted inspectors are currently conducting surveys of retaining walls for the Neighborhood Infrastructure program. NPI funds have not yet been requisitioned. Surveys are expected to be completed by late summer.
- NPI funding for Eviction Diversion did not begin until Q3. Funds have not yet been requisitioned.
- Program design currently underway for Small Landlord Loan and Working Capital.
NPI program descriptions
- Adaptive Modification (AMP): Free adaptations to give people with disabilities easier access to and mobility within the home
- Administrative: Covers costs of operating NPI-funded programs and services.
- Basic System Repair Program (BSRP): Free emergency repairs to fix roofing and major home systems.
- Eviction Prevention: Supports the Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) which funds housing counseling, legal services, and mediation sessions for tenants and landlords to keep tenants in their homes and avoid eviction proceedings.
- Housing Preservation: Supplements existing programs that preserve housing developments funded through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).
- Housing Production: Supports Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development projects.
- Neighborhood Commercial Corridor: Provides grants, loans, and technical assistance for small businesses and local community development corporations (CDCs).
- Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvement Program (NIIP): Funds stabilization of retaining walls that pose a public safety concern and removal of dangerous trees in common alley ways.
- Permanent Homeless Housing: Creates permanent housing options for previously homeless individuals and families.
- Philly First Home (PFH): Down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time homebuyers.
- Shallow Rent Assistance: Supports the PHLhousing + guaranteed income pilot program.
- Small Landlord Loans and Working Capital: Forgivable loans small landlords can use to make property repairs and maintain affordability.
- Tangled Title: Free legal assistance for homeowners to resolve tangled title issues.
- Turn the Key: Develops affordable housing for up to 1,000 Philadelphia families.
- Eviction Prevention Right to Counsel data not available by Council District.