PHA provides safe and decent affordable housing for low-income residents in Philadelphia. We offer two main housing programs: the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program. HCV residents rent directly from private landlords and their rental payments are subsidized through the voucher program. The HCV waitlist is currently closed to new applicants.

Public housing is rental properties managed and maintained by the housing authority. PHA acts as the landlord. To apply for public housing, click here for Admissions.

PHA's inventory also includes accessible housing for persons with disabilities. For more information, please see Accessible Housing.

No matter where you live, however, PHA offers a range of supportive services so that residents can achieve the best quality of life. For more information, please see Resident Services.

If you are having trouble paying rent due to financial hardship, please contact your manager immediately to discuss your situation and visit our Rental Assistance page for a list of external rental assistance agencies in Philadelphia.


For HCV Hardship and Interim Requests please visit the HCV Client Portal

For more information on the RAD program, please click here.