PHDC offices are closed as part of Philadelphia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff are working remotely. Please see below for more specific information.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City of Philadelphia is helping renters stay in their homes. One way is by offering emergency rental assistance to renters who have lost income due to COVID-19. Rental assistance helps landlords too. Phase 2 is now accepting applications. TO APPLY VISIT PHLRENTASSIST.ORG

Land Management

PHDC is accepting applications to buy land and responses to competitive sales and Requests for Proposals. However, while PHDC, the City and the other Land Management Agencies are closed, all deadlines for the submission, review and approval of certain land management documents and applications are tolled as outlined in the attached Memorandum. As provided in the Memorandum, among other things:

  • Certain land disposition documents may be submitted, but they will be reviewed by the applicable Land Management Agency as and when time permits.
  • Expiring individual garden agreements are automatically extended for twelve (12) months.
  • Competitive sale submissions will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and applicants should review the applicable bid request on the PHDC website for further direction.

More specific information is available in a Memorandum issued by PHDC and on the various Land Management pages of this website.

Philly First Home

PHDC is not accepting new Philly First Home applications at this time. More detail is available on our Philly First Home page.

Home Repair Programs

PHDC’s Home Repair Programs are not accepting new applications at this time. More detail is available on our Home Repair Programs pages.

Restore, Repair, Renew

Restore, Repair, Renew is accepting applications. Visit the progam page for more information.

If you have a question about PHDC programs and services, please email

PHDC is Philadelphia’s full-service community development organization! We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods and the people in them. We support them with housing options, repurposed vacant land, and community assets. Working with our public, private and nonprofit partners – and the boards of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Philadelphia Land Bank – we’re making Philadelphia better – block by block!