West Philadelphia Business Resources

The city government and organizations within the city offer many resources to help businesses and property owners on Philadelphia commercial corridors.

Click the links below for more information. Please note some programs may have income eligibility requirements and/or waiting lists.

Home Repairs 

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.

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.

Foreclosure Prevention
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.

OIC Philadelphia
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.

PA CareerLink
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.

BenePhilly Centers
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.

Contact the NAC Manager at 215-895-4075 or visit the NAC program office at 277 S. 52nd Street for assistance navigating these services.

Business Plan Assistance


Commercial Activity License

(Required to do business in the city of Philadelphia)


Tax Clearance Certificate

(Required to do business in the city of Philadelphia)


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