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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.

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.

This chart reflects results from both public interventions and market activity.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance has not been included. The assistance was a time-limited response to the pandemic crisis and not part of the City’s long-term Housing Action Plan strategy. To learn more about Philadelphia’s program, see our emergency assistance dashboard.

*For a family of three in 2022, 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) is $75,900 and 120% of AMI is $113,850. Income guidelines vary from program to program. To find out more, see the Division of Housing and Community Development Income Guidelines.

People served

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

Programs and activities


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


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 Program: OHS - Home $200 – Provides permanent housing option to for individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Shallow Rent Program: PHDC - Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) – Long-term rental subsidies that help recipients achieve housing stability and avoid homelessness.
  • Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project (PEPP) – Assists tenants facing eviction through legal representation, financial counseling, a live hotline, a tenant help center, community trainings, and educational materials.
  • 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.