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Programa de empréstimo emergencial para proprietários de imóveis (HELP)

Ajudando os proprietários a pagar reparos nas tubulações de serviço de água e esgoto.


O Programa de Empréstimo de Emergência para Proprietários (HELP) oferece empréstimos com juros zero para reparos em linhas de serviço de água e esgoto.

Os clientes do Departamento de Água da Filadélfia (PWD) são responsáveis por consertar os canos e acessórios que transportam a água da rede de água da cidade para suas casas.

Você pode usar o diagrama de responsabilidade do cliente (PDF) para descobrir se você é responsável por reparos específicos.

Os clientes costumam usar empréstimos HELP para resolver problemas com linhas de serviço de água ou esgoto que conectam sua casa aos canos da cidade. Você também pode usar esse empréstimo para substituir as linhas de serviço de água feitas de chumbo, o que pode representar um risco à saúde.


Empréstimo HELP - Departamento de Água da Filadélfia
1101 Market St., 6º andar
Filadélfia, PA 19107

Process and eligibility

To apply for the HELP loan program:


Meet HELP loan qualifications.

To qualify for HELP, you must either:

  • Receive a Notice of Defect (NOD) from PWD and need repairs; or
  • Want to replace a water service line that is made of lead. A Notice of Defect is not required for replacing a lead service line.

You may apply for a HELP loan if:

  • You are the applicant, and you own the property (it may be tenant occupied).
  • The property is residential, or if mixed-use, it is primarily residential.
  • The property does not contain more than four units.
  • The payment agreements (if applicable) for the property are current.
  • The property is served by an operable water meter.
  • The applicant is not delinquent on their monthly water bill(s) for more than 2 cycles, for the property with the NOD and other properties owned by the applicant.
  • You consent to the placement of a lien on the property for the amount of the total cost of the work.
Submit a pre-application.

There are different ways to submit your pre-application.

You can:

  • Fill out an online form.
  • Download the paper form, fill it out by hand, and return via email or regular mail.
  • Start the process over the phone by calling PWD at (215) 685-4901. You will be directed to leave a message, and someone will call you back on the next business day or sooner.
PWD will contact you to schedule an inspection.

After they get your application, PWD will reach out within two business days.

PWD will give you a cost estimate for the repair work.

You’ll also get to review the HELP loan agreement.

If you decide to accept the loan, sign the documents and schedule the repairs you need.

Your water bill will include the loan details and show your payments. You’ll have 60 months to pay off the loan. It will remain interest-free unless you fail to make payments on time.

HELP loan pre-application

Ready to apply? Use the online form to send in your request.