Home Repair Contracts

While PHDC offices are closed we will not accept or process any responses related to this RFQ. 

PHDC’s Home Improvement Programs use small contractors to make home repairs for Philadelphia residents. All contractors must meet PHDC’s requirements (see “Become a PHDC Contractor” below). Home improvement contractors may also be interested in PHDC Construction RFPs.

RFQ for Home Improvement Programs

This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) provides interested contractors with the information required to prepare and submit qualifications for consideration by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (“PHDC”) to satisfy the need for home rehabilitation services, accessibility modifications and asthma trigger reductions (collectively, “improvements”) to be provided to the homes of low-income households in Philadelphia. Improvements will be paid for by grants under the following programs (collectively, “Home Improvement Programs” or “HIP”):

  • Basic Systems Repair Program (“BSRP”)
  • Adaptive Modifications Program (“AMP”)
  • Targeted Housing Preservation Programs (“THPP”)
  • Community Asthma Prevention Program + Home Repairs Program (“CAPP+”).

Recipients of HIP grants will be the customers of the contractors selected to participate in the programs and the only remedies of all such homeowners for claims relating to any such improvements shall exclude any against PHDC and instead be limited to those against selected contractors that perform work in their homes under one or more of the programs, as well as any of their subcontractors, representatives, agents, directors, officers, partners or employees.

Contracts will be offered for 12-month periods with the option for two one-year renewals at PHDC’s discretion.

Typical Home Improvement Programs grant reimbursements for work performed by contractors range from $2,000 to $15,000 per property.

PHDC will select qualified contractors to perform work under HIP in the following trades:

  • roofing
  • plumbing
  • carpentry
  • general contracting (multiple trades)
  • heating
  • electric
  • mechanical equipment (wheelchair lifts, elevators and stairway elevators)
  • asbestos remediation

Response Date
Responses to this RFQ will be accepted on an ongoing basis with PHDC response in approximately three months after receipt. See table below for schedule.

RFQ Due DatePHDC Response (no later than)
Due to COVID-19This schedule may change.
January 31, 2020April 30, 2020
February 28, 2020May 29, 2020
March 31, 2020June 30, 2020
April 30, 2020July 31, 2020
May 29, 2020August 31, 2020
June 30, 2020September 30, 2020
July 31, 2020October 30, 2020
August 31, 2020November 30, 2020
September 30, 2020December 31, 2020
October 30, 2020January 29, 2021
November 30, 2020February 26, 2021
December 31, 2020March 31, 2021

Contractors may call with questions or schedule appointments with PHDC staff to resolve RFQ response preparation questions. Appointments must be requested in advance by email to george.russell@phdc.phila.gov.

Please download and complete the following document:

Become a PHDC Contractor

PHDC hires quality contractors to do quality work. To receive one of our contracts your company must meet some basic requirements:

Equal opportunity is important to PHDC. Minority, woman or disabled-owned firms are encouraged to respond to PHDC contracting opportunities. The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity has more information on becoming a certified business.

Becoming a certified minority, woman or disabled-owned firm is not just about receiving a contract from PHDC. PHDC prime contractors must meet certain MBE/WBE/DSBE purchasing, subcontracting and hiring goals. Becoming a certified business benefits businesses looking for work and prime contractors working to meet these goals.