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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

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Homeless Services

Applications now open for Phase 2 of COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance for Philadelphians affected by COVID-19.
Renters and landlords will be able to submit their application online, by fax, or by mail. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Haga clic aquí para material informativo sobre el Programa de Ayuda de Emergencia para Inquilinos durante la COVID-19

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.

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.

Preventing Homelessness

Housing retention, emergency assistance and response, homeless prevention and rapid re-housing are all important pieces of preventing homelessness. These programs provide support, outreach, and assistance to many who are at risk of becoming homeless. There are multiple programs in place for short-term housing and crisis support. These range from shelters to food distribution programs, as well as transitional housing and relocation services.