|Landlords must follow certain requirements to rent property in Philadelphia.|
The Landlord Engagement Program (LEP) provides incentives for property owners to rent to families and individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. There is no cost to join this program.
- Helps people experiencing homelessness quickly find housing in high-cost, low-vacancy housing markets.
- Increases access to affordable housing options and housing stability.
- Creates permanent housing opportunities.
- Encourages BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and MWBE (minority/women-owned enterprise) landlord participation.
- Free online rental listings on Padmission, a platform for connecting landlords with renters.
- Consistent and on-time rental payments.
- Pre-screening and tenant selection.
- Pre-inspection certification.
- Landlord and tenant education on issues like rights and responsibilities, fair housing, and financial management.
- A contingency fund to help landlords cover expenses after move-out, such as repairs that exceed security deposits or rent due to unforeseen vacancies.
- Landlord liaisons and housing specialists to answer questions.
- Neutral mediators to address landlord/tenant concerns and conflict.
For Landlords and
|To participate in this program,
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- If you’re an eligible landlord, fill out the online program application or call (215) 686-7182 to get started.
- Attend an information session with the landlord engagement coordinator and schedule a property inspection with OHS.
If your property does not pass inspection, you will have the opportunity to address concerns and resubmit for inspection.
- Add the vacant unit to the online portal.
The coordinator will provide you with login information.
- Review tenant applications.
- Select a tenant and sign a lease.
- You will receive payment by check or direct deposit from an OHS-approved contract agency.
- Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
- Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity
- Philadelphia Housing Authority
- Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services