Help Paying Housing Expenses in PA

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Pennsylvanians work hard every day to create happy and healthy lives for their families, but the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing all of us to face unprecedented challenges.  Throughout Pennsylvania and right here in Philadelphia, millions of people are suddenly without jobs or are making do with reduced hours. It is an unprecedented economic crisis which has created an environment where difficulty making a mortgage or rental payment is an unavoidable reality.

If you are currently behind, or expect to fall behind, on your mortgage or rental payments, complete this form; you may qualify for payment assistance. Your information will be sent to the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, and we will get in touch with you within 3 business days to discuss your unique situation and the program that is right for you.


Philadelphia Unemployment Project is committed to helping people navigate the various Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania state, and Federal assistance programs. We help people apply for and receive assistance through the programs below. We also help people with additional programs not listed, so please get in touch and we will be the phone call that gets answered.

Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program:
(Deadline to apply September 30th, 2020)
The Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program (PMAP) has recently become available. PMAP is a grant that can help pay past and future missed mortgage payments up to $1,000/month for any month from March to December 2020 (limit: 6 months).  The program has several qualification criteria, and we urge you to get in touch via this form if you need any help in your application.  The application can be found at: PHFA – Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program.

We will be holding virtual information sessions on this program during the months of August and September. Exact dates TBD and will be posted on our website and social media pages.

Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
The City of Philadelphia is helping renters stay in their homes through emergency rental assistance to help tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19. Phase 2, is currently accepting applications. If you need assistance with your rent, even if you applied during Phase 1 of the program, you should apply to Phase 2.  If you need any assistance with your application we urge you to get in touch via the form on this page.

Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program:
Adopted in 2008, this program is designed to prevent residential owner-occupied homes from proceeding to Sheriff’s Sale and to help homeowners stay in their homes. Click here for more information and/or complete the form on this page.

There are other programs and protections in place…
Protections under the Federal CARES Act
Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures
Save Your Home Philly Hotline – 215-334-4663 (HOME) –

Contact us by completing the form on this page if you have any questions or concerns about applying to any of these programs or if you are experiencing any housing or employment emergency and need help.

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