This Quick Reference Guide is a handy listing of the many programs described more fully in PCA’s web directory at The web directory contains more detailed descriptions of the programs listed here, as well as additional resources, including a comprehensive list of subsidized buildings and public housing serving the elderly.

Information about resources is also available from the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.


Philadelphia's Division of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), published this guide under its former name, OHCD.  The OHCD Housing Resource Guide includes information on:

  • Home ownership

  • Rental assistance

  • Emergency shelter

  • Home repair

  • Utility assistance

and many other programs offered by the City of Philadelphia and other public agencies. It also answers the most frequently asked questions about housing and housing-related issues.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) created this resource guide to provide individuals and organizations that work with the homeless population easy access to services and resources. To meet the health and social service needs of the homeless, PHMC currently provides and coordinates a variety of interventions through many different programs.

You can also view this guide here.