PHA develops, acquires, leases and operates affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes- 215-684-4000
WCRP helps low-income women by providing affordable housing options, neighborhood resources,supportive services for women and their families. Go to www.wcrpphila.org or call
215.627.5550 for info.
PCCA, as a HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agency, has been providing free housing counseling services to the Philadelphia region since 1979.
PCCA provides confidential one-on-one mortgage delinquency negotiations, money management and budgeting, first time homebuyer counseling and education, financial literacy education, and, other housing-related programs. Call 215-567-7803
Search by zip code various affordable housing programs. Click here for info affordablehousingonline.com
Through The Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development- for low income families-home repairs- 215-448-2160, weatherization – 215-448-2160. Click link below for more info.
Housing counseling agencies help families navigate the financial issues related to housing. They help with the home-buying process, credit repair, foreclosure prevention and more. Click here for a location near you.
Program that encourages and assists participants to become homeowners and to enhance their home management skills. First time buyers ONLY- 4225 Chestnut Street- 215-386-1298 press 2
Many programs for low/middle income buyers, renters- 800-822-1174
Offers a home ownership program for low-income individuals and families. 1829 N 19th Street. 215-765-6000.
Help for homeowners with mortgage deliquencies, foreclosures, and predatory loans. Call 215-334-4663 for help.
Advocates for fairness in rental property relationships. For tenants only – 215-686-4670
Their mission is to ensure equal access to housing opportunities for all people. The Center educates the public on fair housing laws, provides assistance to individuals who have experienced housing discrimination, and offers information and counseling on housing related issues including finding low cost rental properties. Call 215-625-0700 or 866-576-1968 toll free for help.
Helps first time home owners find affordable, safe housing. Also helps home owners with many housing issues including: problems with credit; mortgage delinquencies; and utility shutoffs. To speak with a professional housing counselor call 215-978-0224
CLS provides legal representation and advice to low-income tenants who are renters in non-subsidized housing in Philadelphia County. We provide, when possible, counsel in cases involving eviction, illegal lockouts, unlawful termination of utilities, homes in disrepair, and Complaints before the Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission. Phone intake 267-443-2500, walk in 1424 Chestnut Street or website for great resources. clsphila.org/get-help/landlord-tenant-private-housing
If you are at risk of becoming homeless, there is help. Click below for info.
ACHIEVEability works to permanently break the cycle of poverty by helping, formerly homeless, low-income, single-parent families have what they need to pursue higher education and achieve self-sufficiency via supportive services, community and economic development, housing and accountability. To become a client or to get more information, please call 215-748-8800.
Counseling for landlord/tenant disputes- rental assistance- tenant rights-21 South 12th St, Suite 1100.-215-940-3900- http://rturn.net/
The Housing Resource Guide includes information on:
offered by the City of Philadelphia and other public agencies. It also answers the most frequently asked questions about housing and housing-related issues.
Heater Hotline offers free minor heater repairs for low-income homeowners through the Energy Coordinating Agency. Information: 215-686-9749 or phila.gov/dhcd/home-repair/heater-hotline/
The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants. People need not have an unpaid bill to receive energy assistance. People can receive this money without being on welfare. For more information call 1-866-857-7095.
If you want to call the utility company directly call
(215) 787-HEAT (4328). for PGW and ask about their Customer Responsibility Program (CRP) or CRISIS grants for low income people or
1-800-344-3574 for PECO.
PECO Assistance Programs
LIHEAP Application Spanish
UESF provides grants to income eligible families who have applied already to LIHEAP but are at risk to have their utilities terminated or have a notice of shut off. Call 215-972-5170 for more information.
About the new TAP program:
COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!! ALSO, download myCOMPASS PA app from apple, android to check benefits, upload documents, check status and balances. No more lines!
CLS provides free legal advise and counsel to clients to help resolve disputes with PECO, PGW, and PWD. Call 215-981-3746 for more information.
Offers financing for energy efficient home improvements. 888-232-3477.
Helps low income families save on utility bills as well as find ways to cut down on their bills. Operates neighborhood energy services (see link below to find one near you). 106 W Clearfield. Call (215) 988-0929.
A variety of assistance for the prevention, detection, and treatment of childhood lead poisoning- 215-978-2788. Lead Safe Babies Project- free lead cleaning supplies and free home inspection for new or pregnant parents- 215-685-2797
www.phila.gov/health/childhoodlead/ click here for tips to reduce lead in your home