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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.

There have been two rounds of rental assistance for Philadelphia tenants. One, Phase 2, is currently accepting applications. The other, Phase 1, accepted applications in mid-May. In both phases the landlord must agree to participate.

PHDC is now accepting applications for Phase 2 of rental assistance. If you applied for Phase 1 you can still apply for Phase 2. If you were selected for assistance in Phase 1 you can still apply for Phase 2. If you were found to be ineligible for Phase 1 you can still apply for Phase 2. Phase 2 has different guidelines, so it is possible to get assistance in both phases.

PHDC accepted applications for Phase 1 in mid-May. Applications are now closed. Tenants who applied can check the status of their application or ask for help.