Resources for Residents
Looking for resources? You've come to the right place! We've compiled resources for residents of the City of Philadelphia, with a special focus on West Philadelphia, the focus area for The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation. Click the links below for more information. Please note some programs may have income eligibility requirements and/or waiting lists. Visit the Resource Hub at 5243 Market Street for assistance navigating these services.
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.
Basic Systems Repair Program
Free emergency repairs to electrical, plumbing and/or heating systems of owner-occupied properties.
Adaptive Modifications Repair Program
Free adaptations to houses or apartments of low-income disabled individuals.
West Philly Tool Library
Rent tools at affordable rates to make home repairs or do community projects.
Home Weatherization & Utility Assistance
Weatherization Assistance Program
Home weatherization program for low-income households.
Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program
Low-interest loans for energy efficiency repairs.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Grants to assist families with home heating costs.
Neighborhood Energy Centers
In-person assistance with household energy and utility services and programs.
Housing Counseling Agencies
In-person assistance with housing programs, the home-buying process, credit repair, foreclosure prevention and more.
Assistance for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Settlement Assistance Grant
Provides up to $500 per household to help first-time Philadelphia homebuyers pay for closing costs.
Employment & Job Training
West Philadelphia Skills Initiative
Job training and placement opportunities for West Philadelphia residents.
Job training programs with focuses on hospitality jobs and computer skills training.
Urban League of Philadelphia
Career center offering free assistance and resources for job seekers.
Free career counseling, training, job search assistance, and more.
Other Services & Resources
Non-emergency hotline for all city service needs. Call 3-1-1 or visit online for additional information and ways to contact.
In-person enrollment assistance for benefits and services.
PGW Pipeline Improvements
Check the status of PGW infrastructure projects in your neighborhood on the interactive map.
Street Defect Request
Report potholes or other street defects in your neighborhood.
Philadelphia Land Bank
Work with the City of Philadelphia to acquire vacant or abandoned property.
Financial Empowerment Centers
Free financial counseling is available at sites around the city.
Drop in hours and appointments are available for those seeking assistance with accessing these resources.