The Right to Know Department cannot assist with
requests for housing. If you wish to apply for housing or inquire
about your status on a waitlist, please contact PHA Admissions at
If you are calling about a voucher, transfer or any
other issue while an HCV/Section 8 tenant, please contact the HCV
Department at (215) 684-4300.
If you are unsure of which department you need, you can call the
PHA General Line at (215) 684-4000.
Effective October 11, 2010
In accordance with the Commonwealth's Act 3 of 2008, 65 P.S. §§
67.101 et seq., (also known as the "Open Records Law"), records of
the Philadelphia Housing Authority are, subject to certain
exceptions set forth in the Open Records Law, available for
inspection of duplication upon request.
Requests for inspection and/or duplication should be submitted
in writing to the attention of:
Ashley McGuire, Esq.
Right to Know Officer
Philadelphia Housing Authority
12 South 23rd Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The request should be specific enough so that PHA can determine
what records are sought and what time frame. The request must
include a name and address (it may be an email address) to which
PHA should send its response. Additionally, please provide a phone
and/or fax number, so that PHA can contact you for any
clarification or questions.
Duplication fees are $0.25 per page for single-sided copies, in
accordance with the fee structure of the Pennsylvania Office of
Open Records. PHA may also charge additional fees, if reasonable
and necessarily incurred in complying with the request, and for
specialized records requests, such as requests for certified copies
or fees for conversion of electronic media.
PHA will require prepayment of estimated fees, by money order or
check, associated with complying with the request if the fees are
expected to exceed $100. If that estimated prepayment exceeds the
actual cost, the requester will be reimbursed. If it is under the
actual cost, payment of the difference will be required. Payment
for records may always be required before records are produced.
Please note that service fees and attorney fees will be applied to
all checks for insufficient funds.