PHDC is making a difference in communities across Philadelphia. Our programs help improve housing stock. We help homebuyers and renters. We bring art and green spaces to our neighborhoods. We support businesses that create jobs. Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and its residents benefit from the work of PHDC. Our successes are Philadelphia’s successes.


For children with asthma, conditions in the home can trigger attacks. PHDC partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a pilot program to identify and remove those triggers through home repair. The pilot was a success, and the program has been expanded.

Percent for Art

Sixty years ago, Philadelphia created the first Percent for Art program in the country. Today there are hundreds of art pieces in neighborhoods all over the city. These sculptures, murals, gardens and other installations are some of Philadelphia’s most beloved and iconic images. Take a tour!

Philly First Home Program

For many first-time homebuyers the biggest hurdle is the down payment and closing costs. To help, PHDC offers Philly First Home. The program offers up to $10,000 (or 6% of the purchase price, whichever is lower) to income-eligible households to assist with those costs.

Impact Development Fund

Sometimes traditional lenders are reluctant to lend to projects in neighborhood commercial corridors. PHDC and PIDC help to meet that need through the Impact Development Fund. The Fund supports neighborhood-based commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments.

Community Gardens

A community garden is one way that vacant land can benefit the neighborhood. Community gardens bring neighbors together, provide fresh food and flowers, and remove blight. Philadelphia is home to many community gardens, and PHDC is ready to help neighbors create more.

Workforce Housing

Developers are happy to build luxury housing, and government funding helps support low- and moderate-income housing. To help the group in the middle, PHDC supports workforce housing. PHDC offers publicly held land through requests for proposals and assistance with financing through a credit enhancement.