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This page contains information about services for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

Housing counseling

You can get counseling to help with a variety of housing-related issues, including mortgage and tax foreclosure prevention, credit repair and maintenance, and more.


Housing programs

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) supports many programs and services that help residents buy, repair, and keep their home.

Use this tool to tell them about your home and family to find housing programs that might help you.

Find housing benefits

Mental health

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) works to provide care and services for:

  • People with mental illness.
  • People struggling with addictions.
  • People with intellectual disabilities.

You can find more information about getting help by visiting their website.


City ID

If you are experiencing homelessness and don’t have a government-issued ID, you can get a PHL City ID. You can use the PHL City ID as identification within Philadelphia, to sign in to schools and City buildings, and more.

Get a PHL City ID