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.
In accordance with the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law ("RTKL"),
65 P.S. §§ 67.101 et seq., and subject to exceptions in that law,
records of the Philadelphia Housing Authority ("PHA") are available
for inspection or duplication upon request.
Requests for inspection and/or duplication are to be submitted
in writing (verbal requests do not have the remedies afforded by
the RTKL), to the attention of:
Agency Open Records Officer
Philadelphia Housing Authority
12 South 23rd Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Any general questions should be called in to 215-684-4000.
RTKL-related questions about a written request for records may be
called in to 215-684-5780.
RTKL requests are to be for records and specific enough so that
PHA can understand what is sought (and in what time frame). In
addition to providing a name and mailing or email address, please
provide a phone 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. Additional fees may apply. In accordance with the
RTKL, 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. Payment for records is to be received
before records are produced and service and attorney fees will be
applied to all checks for insufficient funds.