This page has forms and documents to help organizations work witth PHDC. Please email us if you have any questions about these resources.

General Resources

Developing with Social Impact:
Social impact has the intent of helping developers craft a successful social-impact strategy. It refers to the way a physical project may have a positive effect on people and communities by stimulating neighborhood economies, creating affordability and opportunity, and enhancing the community’s quality of life.

Acquisition Policies:
PHDC follows the City of Philadelphia’s policies for the acquisition of publicly-owned property.

Disposition Policies:
PHDC follows the City of Philadelphia’s policies for the sale or lease of publicly-owned property.

Applicant Compliance Form:
This form is a required submission for applicants seeking to do business with PHDC.

Disclosure Forms:
These forms are a required submission for most applicants seeking to do business with PHDC.

Developer’s Guide to the Percent for Art Program: Created in 1959, it is the first Percent for Art program in the nation! The program has enabled the creation of hundreds of original pieces of public art throughout Philadelphia. This document explains the program in its current form.

Percent for Art Policy: Review the full Percent for Art Program policy.

PRA Services Fee Schedule 2019: This form outlines the various fees that the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority charges for certain services that it provides.


Property Application Package:
Developers interested in purchasing properties from PHDC must fill out this application package. Note: PHDC does not accept unsolicited applications. Applications must be submitted in response to a posted Request for Proposals, Request for Bids, or at the instruction of a Project Manager based on other allowable circumstances as outlined in the City’s Land Disposition Policies.

If you are a developer looking to create low- and/or moderate-income housing, the Division of Housing and Community Development gives funding awarded through an annual Request for Proposals. Another source of funding for affordable rental housing is Low Income Housing Tax Credits awarded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Housing Finance 

Pre-Qualification Application for Housing Construction Contractors and Managers:
If you are a contractor and wish to be included on the Pre-Qualified List of Contractors, please complete and submit this application. Please also download the following documents:

Cost Containment Policy December 13, 2019
This policy explains circumstances when affordable housing developers are required to competitively bid their projects to general contractors.

Workforce Housing Credit Enhancement Application:
This form contains a description of the Workforce Housing Program and a credit enhancement application for financial institutions and developers interested in participating.

As of July 2019 the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) and the Philadelphia Land Bank are staffed by employees of PHDC. PRA and the Land Bank remain independent organizations overseen by independent boards of directors. Accordingly, you may see references to PRA and the Land Bank in these resources.