Spring 2022 NAC Newsletter – Globe Times

Division of Housing and Community Development City of Philadelphia Programs

Basic Systems Repair Program 

Providing free emergency home repairs for eligible owner-occupied single families in Philadelphia. 

Adaptive Modifications Program 

Help those that are with permanent physical disabilities to live more independently in their homes. 

Foreclosure Prevention Grant Program

The Foreclosure Prevention Grant Program helps homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments and are at risk of experiencing homelessness. 

Heater Hotline Program

Providing emergency heater repairs for low-income homeowners. 

Housing & Disability Technical Assistance Mortgage & Tax Foreclosure Prevention Program TAP provides information on accessible The City of Philadelphia is committed to helping families housing, fair housing laws and regulations, facing foreclosure stay in their homes. This program’s financial and technical resources model gives homeowners a way to negotiate with projects and other issues related to housing their mortgage lenders, with the support of housing for people with disabilities in the City of counselors, volunteer attorneys, and the oversight of Philadelphia. The key feature is the Home the Court system. It’s an innovative approach to Finder. The Home Finder is a feature that foreclosure prevention that is making a real difference allows individuals with disabilities, case for the homeowners of this City. workers, and advocacy/service organizations to search for available accessible units. 

Philly First Home 

Restore, Repair Renew The City is offering a homebuyer assistance Offering a low-interest loan to help homeowners grant up to $10,000 (or 6% of the homeowners make home improvements at 3% fixed annual whichever is lower) to assist the first-time percentage for 10 years. home buyer to reduce the principal, cover down payment and loan closing costs. 

Tangled Title Fund

Grants are awarded to low-income persons seeking to clear legal title to their homes. Grants help to cover administrative costs, legal, and other costs that may arise in resolving a homeownership issue. 

Southwest CDC can help you apply for 

PECO/CAP: Customer Assistance Program can give you a monthly credit on your PECO bill. The credit is based on your household’s gross household income and energy use. 

PGW/CRP: Customer Responsibility Program that can help low-income customers better afford their PGW bill and keep their gas service on. CRP customers will pay a budget amount based on gross household income. 

PWD/TAP: Tiered Assistance Program is available to customers whose income falls at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and those with special hardships. You do not need to be delinquent to apply for the program. 

UESF: Provide utility grants/Prevent shut off. Families and individuals are eligible to apply for assistance every two years. All UESF’s services are designed to keep families in their homes. 

LIWRAP: Philadelphia Water Department Customers may receive up to $5,000.00 towards delinquent water bills. This Program is for homeowners and renters (if you are paying the water bill). 

NEW UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA The City of Philadelphia is again extending a freeze on shutoffs for resident customers, protecting delinquent account holders from losing water services until June 30, 2022. 

YOU CAN RECEIVE A $100 GIFT CARD BY BRINGING IN ALL YOUR INCOME (PAST 60 DAYS), ALL UTILITIES, SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, PHOTO ID TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE PROGRAMS. 

For more information about your Utilities or how to apply 

Call Nanzetta Bostick at 215-729-0800 Ext. 102 

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