COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is available to everyone 12 and older! Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Division of Housing and Community Development

The Division of Housing and Community Development and its staff are working remotely. Please see our summary of how to access programs and services such as foreclosure prevention, emergency rental assistance, eviction prevention/diversion, and others.
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted many Philadelphia families. If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure, please visit the SaveYourHomePhilly website or call the City’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program at (215) 334-4663. Philadelphia offered three phases of rental assistance to tenants affected by COVID-19 and now landlords and tenants can apply for Phase 4 of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Tenants who applied for the first three phases can check the status of their application or ask for help. Tenants who were not able to apply for any phase may seek assistance by visiting the Philly Tenant website at

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the current order temporarily halting residential evictions to July 31, 2021. You can read more about the temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 here.

Pennsylvania Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Philadelphia County cannot accept the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ paper application. You must apply for rental assistance through our website. If you do not have access to a computer, please call 311.

What we do

As part of the Department of Planning and Development, the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) funds programs that help Philadelphia offer:

  • Homes for people at all income levels.
  • Commercial corridors with thriving businesses.
  • Healthy neighborhoods.

The programs we support help people buy their first homes or repair the one they’re in. They save families from foreclosure and eviction. They help homeless people with HIV/AIDS find permanent housing and people with disabilities live more independently. Our programs support small businesses and tend to Philadelphia’s vacant lots.

DHCD funding helps developers build new affordable homes and preserve existing ones. Those projects also create jobs in neighborhoods across the city. Our funding helps create better designed neighborhoods with engaged residents.

We’re working toward a city that has a place for everyone.


1234 Market St.
17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TTY: (215) 686-9803

Legal notices

DHCD welcomes public feedback on its actions and decisions. Requests for input can be found here.