City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development

As part of the Department of Planning and Development, the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) funds programs that help Philadelphia offer:

  • Homes for people at all income levels
  • Commercial corridors with thriving businesses
  • Healthy neighborhoods

The programs they support help people buy their first homes or repair the ones they’re in. They save families from foreclosure and eviction. They help homeless people with HIV/AIDS find permanent housing and people with disabilities live more independently. Their programs support small businesses and tend to Philadelphia’s vacant lots.

DHCD funding helps developers build new affordable homes and preserve existing ones. Those projects also create jobs in neighborhoods across the city. Their funding helps create better-designed neighborhoods with engaged residents.

They’re working toward a city that has a place for everyone.