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If you are a renter or a first-time homebuyer in Philadelphia PHDC has programs that can help you.

Philly First Home

This program offers up to $10,000 (or 6% of the purchase price, whichever is less) to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Philadelphia.

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Shallow Rent

PHDC and the City’s Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is working on a program to help qualified renters in need. More information coming soon!

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