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The City of Philadelphia is helping renters stay in their homes. One way is by offering emergency rental assistance to help tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19. Rental assistance helps landlords too. To date there have been three rounds of rental assistance for Philadelphia tenants:

  • Phase 1 accepted applications in mid-May
  • Phase 2 accepted applications between July and November 4th.
  • Phase 3 Tenants eligible for Phase 3 received an email notification. The deadline for submitting Phase 3 information is February 12, 2021.
  • Phase 4 opening up in March.

Coronavirus Relief Update

Congress recently approved a new Coronavirus Relief Bill that provides additional federal funds for rental assistance. We are planning to open up the City of Philadelphia’s Phase 4 rental assistance program in March. Please check back here for additional updates.

Application Status

The Phase 2 Rental Assistance program is now closed. Tenants and landlords can check the status of their application here.

Other Assistance

If you have questions about these rental assistance programs, click here for help.

Tenants may seek additional assistance by visiting the PhillyTenant website or calling the Philly Tenant Hotline at 267-443-2500.