Considering naming Habitat in your will? The Davis Family will match it up to $25,000! Learn More

New Homeownership Program application processes are on hold until futher notice. Please check back then for more information, or email family@habitatphiladelphia.org with any questions.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for a list of available services that may help during this time.

Don’t qualify for a Habitat program? In need of a different housing service?

There are many other organizations across Philadelphia that may be able to help.

Housing Helper Search Tool

The Department of Planning & Development (DPD) supports many programs and services that help residents buy, repair, and keep their homes. Use their housing helper to find what programs you might be eligible for: By answering a few questions online, you will get a list of programs for which you may be eligible.

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City-Approved Housing Counselors

City-funded housing counseling agencies can help troubleshoot and find solutions to a wide variety of housing needs. For example, housing counselors can help prepare people to buy a home. They assist tenants fighting eviction. They help homeowners facing foreclosure. And they can help address specific issues facing seniors and people with disabilities.

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Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation

PHDC offers an Adaptive Modification Program for homeowners living with permanent disabilities, a Basic Systems Repair Program for standard repairs, and a Weatherization Assistance Program to improve energy efficiency.

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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

PCA Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP) 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 individuals with physical
disabilities who are 60 or older and living alone.

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Building Materials Exchange

Provides new and salvaged materials at low cost to low and middle-income homeowners. Free membership allows homeowners to purchase materials up to 85% off store prices. Proof of income and homeownership is required as part of the application process for membership. Available materials include paint; lumber; floor coverings; kitchen cabinets; used appliances; mirrors; toilets and sinks.

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Energy Cordinating Agency

ECA offers emergency heater repairs and installations for low-income homeowners.

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Housing Consortium for Disabled Individuals

HCDI provides rental counseling, prepurchase counseling, and default/foreclosure counseling.

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2019 Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide

Urban Affairs Coalition’s Community & Economic Development (CED) team has a Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide to help professionals and homeowners understand and prevent housing foreclosure. 

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