Assistance With My Rent

If you are in danger of being evicted from your rented apartment or house, these agencies may be able to provide rental assistance.

21 S. 61st St., Phila., PA 19139
Help residents of the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. Residents can contact the Community Services Office for assistance with applying for rental and property tax rebates for seniors and persons who are disabled

Action Wellness
1216 Arch St., 6th Fl.
Phila., PA 19107
Positive Living Housing Program provides independent housing to persons with AIDS. Participants locate their own housing and receive a subsidy to assist with rent payments paying approximately 30 percent of their monthly household income directly to the landlord and Action Wellness pays the rest of the rent. The program ensures that rent and utilities are paid on time.

Catholic Social Services
222 N. 17th St., 3rd Floor, Phila., PA 19103

Catholic Social Services, Northeast
7340 Jackson St., Phila., PA 19136

Catholic Social Services, Southwest
6214 Grays Ferry Ave., Phila., PA 19142

CSS Helpline: 267-331-2490
Provides limited financial assistance towards rent.


Congreso de Latinos Unidos
216 W. Somerset St., Phila., PA 19133
Provides rental assistance for persons who have fallen behind on their payments and are at risk of becoming homeless.

Diversified Community Services (Dixon House)
1920 S. 20th St., Phila., PA 19145
For homeowners behind on their rent or in danger of defaulting provide housing stabilization services.

Emergency Assistance and Response Unit (EARU)
1430 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102

EARU provides assistance to families and persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or facing a housing crisis.

Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry
35 W. Chelten Ave., Phila., PA 19141
Helps persons find resources for paying rent

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS PA)
2100 Arch St., PA 19103
HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Philadelphia County Assistance Office
801 Market St., 5th Floor, Phila., PA 19107
1350 West Sedgley Ave., Phila., PA, 19132
2701 N. Broad St., Phila., PA, 19132
5070 Parkside Ave., Phila., PA, 19131
301 East Chelten Ave., Phila., PA, 19144
4109 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19124

Offer Emergency Shelter Allowance to help a homeless or near homeless family/person to:

  • stop eviction from home/apartment
  • find a long-term place to live
  • find a short-term place to live

Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center – Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF)
 213-217 North 4th Street, Phila., PA, 19106
Provides a range of financial assistance and supportive services to veterans and their families.

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
2029 S. 8th St., Phila., PA 19148
215-468-1645, ext. 223
Provides assistance to renters behind on their rent and needing financial assistance to catch up with their payments.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
 1709 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Phila., PA 19103

Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
1617 JFK Blvd.
Assistance includes help with back rent for families struggling to remain in their homes.