Other Housing Services

Other Housing Services

If our Homeownership Program, Weatherization & Home Repair Program, and Other Carpenter Programs aren't suitable for you at the present time, there are other resources in the City to help you with services like affordable homeownership and home repairs, as well as services Habitat does not provide like rental assistance and temporary shelter. We cannot gaurentee that any of these organizations or programs currently have funding. 

HOME REPAIRS:


Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation

1234 Market St., 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

 Basic Systems Repair Program (Homeowners Only): 215-448-2160

  • Electrical/plumbing
  • Roof: leak must be causing severe damage
  • Walls/dangerous structural problems

Weatherization Assistance Program:215-448-2161

 Provides free weatherization and energy-efficiency improvements to owner-occupied and rental units. Services include air-sealing measures; window and door repair or replacement: wrapping of hot water-heaters, heating pipes and ducts; sealing of basement openings, crawlspaces and chaseways; insulating and air-sealing of roof area; repair and efficiency modifications to central heating systems.

Adaptive Modifications Program: 215-528-5830

Provides adaptations to the house or apartment of disabled individuals. Services are free to physically disabled Philadelphians. Income guidelines apply.
  

Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services

Community Improvements Program: 215-476-4205

Provides community Improvements (roofs, sidewalks, steps, etc.) for homeowners in the Carroll Park and Cobbs Creek sections of the city.

Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia (ECA)

1924 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Crisis: 215-686-2590

Assists low-income homeowners with basic heater repairs.

Renters: 215-686-2590

Landlords are responsible for maintaining the property's heating system. To report a landlord because of a defective heater or if he/she is not providing enough heat, call the Philadelphia

PECO Customer Service Center

Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP): 800-675-0222

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP): 215-765-9040

Includes replacing exterior doors and locks, rebuilding basement steps, making minor plumbing repairs and replacing electrical switches, outlets and fixtures. Priority service is given to low-income people with physical disabilities who are over 75 years old and living alone.

PCA Senior Helpline: 215-765-9040

Provides information about other programs for senior citizens.

 

Credit Counseling and Financial Literacy:

 

Clarifi is a financial literacy nonprofit that helps consumers avoid foreclosure, prepare financially for homeownership, improve credit and reduce debt. They also offer comprehensive financial education, with special topics for women, seniors and students. Clarifi has 13 local offices in the Greater Philadelphia Region and seven additional offices in partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Financial Empowerment Centers.

Call Clarifi at 1-800-989-2227, or if you click on the SCHEDULE ONLINE link on the FEC website listed above, you can book a counseling appointment right away!

Clarifi

1608 Walnut Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103