Rental, Utility, and Property Tax Assistance

The City’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) organizations are committed to keeping Philadelphians in their homes– warm, safe, and dry. To that end, Mt. Vernon Manor NAC provides assistance with foreclosure prevention, rental rebate applications; referrals for rental aid programs; utility and weatherization funds; street defect requests, home repair and modification programs; Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis and Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) applications; and property tax payment plans. In general, if you feel you are at risk of losing your rented or owned housing, do not hesitate to get in touch– we’d love to help you.

Please note that we currently have funds specifically for West Philadelphia Promise Zone residents to assist with overdue rent, utilities, or property taxes. This financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis through May of 2023.

Please call our office at 215-475-9492 for up-to-date information about our services and to make an appointment. We can accommodate walk-in appointments, but it is best to give us a call. You’ll need to gather proof of income from the past 30 days, a current ID card, social security numbers for everyone in the household, and as many utility bills as you can to move forward with this assistance.

Feel free to visit the Philly Eviction Prevention Project for updated info on evictions and rental assistance in Philadelphia. Other resources include:

Restore Repair Renew Loan Program
Low-interest home repair loans of up to $25,000 available to Philadelphia homeowners, including those with less-than-perfect credit.

Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program
Free minor home repairs for Philadelphia senior homeowners age 60 and older.

West Philly Tool Library
Rent tools at affordable rates to make home repairs or do community projects.

Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program
Low-interest loans for energy efficiency repairs.

Housing Counseling Agencies
In-person assistance with housing programs, the home-buying process, credit repair, foreclosure prevention, and more.

Settlement Assistance Grant
Provides up to $500 per household to help first-time Philadelphia homebuyers pay for closing costs.

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative
Job training and placement opportunities for West Philadelphia residents.

OIC Philadelphia
Job training programs with a focus on hospitality jobs and computer skills training.

Urban League of Philadelphia
Career center offers free assistance and resources for job seekers.

PA CareerLink
Free career counseling, training, job search assistance, and more.

PGW Pipeline Improvements
Check the status of PGW infrastructure projects in your neighborhood on the interactive map.

Financial Empowerment Centers
Free financial counseling is available at sites around the city.

Food Distribution Sites
A database with Philadelphia food distribution sites with links to additional resources and public benefit application options.

Non-emergency hotline for all city service needs.