COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. 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

DHCD and its staff are working remotely. Please see our summary of how to access programs and services.
The COVID-19 crisis has affected many Philadelphia residents. The City is supporting residents in need with free housing counselingforeclosure preventionemergency rental assistance, and eviction prevention help. Residents who are having trouble paying utilities may seek utility assistance or contact a Neighborhood Energy Center.

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

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