Where can I go for rent or security deposit assistance?

For Low Income Households

  • Philadelphia County Assistance Office
    • 801 Market Street
    • Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
    • 215-560-1976
  • Office of Homeless Services (OHS)
    • 5252 North 13th Street
    • Mon-Fri 8am-3:30pm
    • 215-685-9087

For Veterans

  • Veterans Multi-Service Center
    • 213-217 North 4th Street
    • 215-923-2600
  • UESF Veterans Program
    • 1608 Walnut Street, Suite 600
    • 215-814-6888

For Residents of Northwest Philadelphia

19118, 19119, 19126, 19138, 19144 & 19150

  • Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry
    • 35 West Chelten Avenue
    • 215-843-2340

For Residents of Haddington or Cobbs Creek

52nd St to 67th St/Girard Ave to Baltimore Ave

  • ACHIEVEability
    • 21 South 61st Street
    • 215-748-8800

For immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers

  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
    • 2100 Arch Street
    • 215-832-0920

For Families with Children Involved in DHS

  • DHS Prevention Assistance Fund
    • Contact your social worker.

For Households with a Person Living with HIV

  • Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (DEFA) grant
  • AIDS Fund: All Walks of Life grant
    • Contact your case manager.
    • If you do not have a case manager, call the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) Hotline at 1-800-985-2437.

What should I bring?

  • Photo ID for all household members age 18 and over.
  • Social Security cards and Birth Certificates for all household members.
  • Proof of Income
    • Pay stubs (for last thirty days)
    • Employment letter (hrs, pay date(s), wages/salary)
    • Award Letter from Social Security office
    • Any other documentation of income
  • Proof of Assets such as bank statements or inheritance award letters
  • Lease Agreement
  • Eviction Notice and/or Court Documents