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ESG Funding Opportunities

Facing eviction? Visit the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project

COVID-19 Resources

OHS Fliers

FY19 OHS Data Snapshot

Philadelphia’s Five Year Strategic Plan for the Homeless Assistance System 

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-866-723-3014 or


Homeless Outreach
Hotline: 215-232-1984

Veterans Homelessness
Hotline: 1-877-424-3838

Philly Vets Home Coalition Hotline: 215-923-8387

Disability Resources


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Homeless Services

On this site you’ll find useful information on Philly’s homeless housing system including information about why people are homeless, how many, and what our strategy is. We also provide information on where to go for help including a list of service providers, how to help homeless individuals, current events and stories of progress on the News page.

ESG Funding Now Available. Apply today!

Learn more about the new ESG funding opportunities that are available and look at the current Requests for Proposals that are open, and register for our next info session on November 4. 

Homelessness Prevention and Diversion Services

From mediation, counseling, and problem solving to remain where you are to financial help for move-in costs and monthly rental payment, there are various types of homelessness prevention assistance available. Call the Emergency Rental Assistance Hotline at 215-686-7177 and follow the instructions. Due to high call volume, you may wait up to 72 hours to receive a response. And if you’re facing eviction, call Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project, at 267-443-2500.

COVID-19 Response

We’re working with the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health (PDPH), Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and other key federal partners to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19. Through these coordinated efforts, we’re working around the clock to protect our most vulnerable populations, especially those experiencing homelessness, and keep staff safe. Learn more.

Service Alerts

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Roosevelt Darby Center at 804 N. Broad Street is currently closed. Please visit Appletree Family Center at 1430 Cherry Street or call the Emergency Rental Assistance Hotline at 215-686-7177 for assistance, until further notice.