Quick Guide to City of Philadelphia Housing Services

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  • Emergency Housing
    Domestic Violence Survivor
    Women Against Abuse 1-866-723-3014
  • Families
    Apple Tree Family Center
    (Mon-Fri 7am-3pm) 215-686-7150 or 7152
  • Single Females
    The Roosevelt Darby Center (Mon-Fri 7am-3pm) 215-686-7150 or 7152 Other Emergency housing is available Please contact NAC office 267-858-4246
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Preventive Assistance SaveYourHomePhilly Hotline 215-334-HOME(4663) Free counseling assistance for homeowner behind on mortgage payments or facing foreclosure www.saveyourhomephilly.org
  • Housing Counseling For agency list call 215-686-9749 Free housing counseling for current and potential homeowners, tenant, seniors and people with HIV/AIDS. www.phila.gov/ohcd; www.phila.gov/dhcd
  • Housing Repairs- Income Guideline § Adaptive Modification Program 215-448-2160 Provides free adaptations to house or apartment of low-income disabled individuals. www.phdchousing.org
    § Basic Systems Repairs Program 215-448-2160
    § Free major repairs to electrical, plumbing and or heating system of an owneroccupied property.
    § Emergency Heater Hotline 215-568-7190
    § Free minor heater repairs www.ecasaveenergy.org
    § PHIL-Plus/Mini-PHIL 215-851-1854
    § Provide home improvement loans to owner with less-than perfect credit. Housing counseling required. Uac.org/home-improvement
    § Free minor repairs to homes of elderly Philadelphians. www.pcacares.org
    § Weatherization Assistance Program Free weatherization and energy efficiency improvements to owner-occupied and rental units. www.phdchousing.org
  • Senior Citizen Programs
    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
    215-765-9040
  • Landlord/Tenant Problems
    Community legal Services
    215-981-3700
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    215-940-3900
  • Public Housing
    •Conventional Sites-Admission •Scattered Sites-Admission •Housing Choice (formerly Section 8)
    215-684-4000
    www.pha.phila.gov/
  • Special Needs Housing
    •Liberty Resource
    215-634-2000
  • Special Needs Housing
    •Liberty Resource
    215-634-2000
  • Utility Bill Assistance •Energy Coordinating Agency
    215-988-0929
    •LIHEAP
    866-857-7095 or 215-560-1583
    •Utility Emergency Services Fund
    215-972-5170
  • Vacant House/Lot Acquisition •Philadelphia Land Bank
    Philadelphialandbank.org
    215-448-3040
  • Vacant House/Lot Acquisition •Philadelphia Land Bank
    Philadelphialandbank.org
    215-448-3040
  • Vacant House/Lot Acquisition •Philadelphia Land Bank
    Philadelphialandbank.org
    215-448-3040
  • Are you delinquent in your Mortgage Payments or Real Estate Taxes and your home is about to be Foreclosed? The City of Philadelphia would like for you to Save Your Home by calling the Philly Hotline at 215-334-4663. The Hotline will refer you to a Housing Counselor who will walk you through the process of saving your home. Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania –Foreclosure prevention program Mortgage and real Estate Taxes-A Housing center that will walk you through the process of saving your home. Please call at 215-765-1221-located 846 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • Homestead Exemption Program
    City of Philadelphia offer this program to all Philadelphia homeowners who own and live in their homes The Homestead Exemption reduces the assessed value of the property by $30,000.00. Homestead application are being accepted for year 2018.
  • Homeownership Programs
    Provides up to $500 per household to help first time Philadelphia homebuyers pay for closing costs. Housing counseling required.
    www.phila.gov/ohcd
  • Property Tax Abatement
    Provides tax relief on home improvement for 10 years. opa.phila.gov
    215-686-9200
  • Sheriff Sales
    Tax delinquent properties are sold to the highest bidder at public auction.
    www.officeofphiladelphiasheriff.com/
  • Code Violations
    Licenses and Inspection
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