Phase 1

The application period for Phase 1 has closed. If you applied, thank you.

Landlord Requirements for Phase 1

  • Payment must be applied toward the approved tenant’s rent for months between March 2020 and December 2020.
  • Landlord may not begin any eviction proceedings for six months from the last month in which the landlord received assistance from this program.
  • Landlord Agreement with terms and conditions.

If you are a renter looking for help, please visit the PhillyTenant website or call the Philly Tenant Hotline at 267-443-2500.

If you need help with other issues, please visit our Other Resources page.

For more information check out the FAQs for Phase 1.


Phase 2

Application Status

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

Landlord Requirements for Phase 2

  • Payment must be applied toward the approved tenant’s rent for months between March 2020 and December 2020.
  • Landlord may not begin any eviction proceedings for 60 days from the last month in which the landlord received assistance from this program.
  • Phase 2 Landlord Agreements

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.

For more information about the program guidelines check out the FAQs for Phase 2.

The program is offered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency using funding from the federal CARES Act. PHDC manages the program in Philadelphia.


Phase 3

Phase 3 Application Status
The Phase 3 Rental Assistance program is now closed. Tenants  can check the status of their application here.

The City of Philadelphia’s Phase 3 rental assistance program is only for tenants who already applied to Phase 1 or Phase 2 and could not receive assistanceNot all tenants who applied for Phase 1 or 2 are eligible for Phase 3. In Phase 3, payments go directly to the tenant. Tenants who are eligible for Phase 3 will receive an email notification with a link to submit additional information. Tenants may receive up to $1,500 per month, for up to six (6) months—not to exceed the amount of base rent due for any month where the tenant is receiving assistance.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Phase 3, tenants must meet the following:

  • Have applied for Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 of the City of Philadelphia’s rental assistance program and were not able to receive assistance under that prior program;
  • Suffered a loss of income after March 1, 2020 as a result of COVID-19 (Note: tenants on a fixed income generally do not qualify);
  • Expect to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return);
  • Rented a house or apartment in Philadelphia between March and December of 2020 and missed rent or had difficulty paying rent due to loss of income as a result of COVID-19, between March and December 2020;
  • Have a bank account or a payment app that accepts direct deposits, or a prepaid debit card which accepts direct deposits;
  • Attest that they will only use the assistance for expenses incurred between March and December 2020 to pay for rent to avoid eviction and to pay other unforeseen emergency financial hardship costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Be willing to sign an affidavit attesting that the circumstances listed above are true and correct.

Phase 3 Tenant Agreement

Check Your Status

Tenants who submitted information for Phase 3 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.