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HOME-ARP draft allocation plan

Philadelphia receives $36.3 Million Award from HUD

Emergency Housing Vouchers

Home4Good RFP 2021

Facing eviction? Visit the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project

COVID-19 Resources

OHS Flyers

FY 21 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


OHS Comment Line

pit count 2017


Programs & Initiatives

Office mission is to provide the leadership, coordination, planning and mobilization of resources to make housing insecurities rare, brief and non-recurring in the City of Philadelphia. Located here you will find useful information on the City’s response efforts to the emergency/temporary housing system including information about why people experience housing insecurities, how many, and what the strategy is to addressing an individual or families housing crisis.

The StrategyWhere to go for helpThe Data

Are you experiencing a housing crisis?

Contact the Prevention, Diversion & Intake Unit to get assistance to the most appropriate resource(s) available to you and your family. The following options are available to get in touch with one of our intake specialists.

Call the Homelessness Prevention Hotline at
215-686-7177 and follow the instructions
Visit a City-Funded Intake Center
**Due to high 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.

Interested in exploring other housing resources provided by the City?

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) supports many programs and services that help residents buy, repair, and keep their home. Use the following questionnaire link to get a list of programs for which you may be eligible. Click Here to Complete Questionnaire.

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.

Join Roadmap to Homes

The RtH community oversees the implementation of our strategic plan Roadmap to Homes. Become an official member to contribute feedback to improve the homeless service system in Philly. You’ll also receive email updates, invitations to community meetings, and opportunities to share your thoughts and ideas with the RtH Board. Join today!