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Philadelphia short term, low income housing and homeless shelters.

Philadelphia families that were evicted or who are currently homeless have a number of transitional housing programs, shelters, and other assistance programs offered to them. Some of the non-profits can even provide emergency rental assistance in order to prevent the eviction to begin with. Organizations may specialize in dealing with women, children, or even senior citizens. Get information below on the leading non-profit organizations and housing assistance programs in Philadelphia.

In addition to helping people find a place to stay for a short period of time (especially during the cold Pennsylvania winters) locations will generally offer the homeless case management type services. This will often involve working with a social worker in an effort to find a job and also locate safe, affordable, low income housing and apartments in the Philadelphia County region. Most of the services provided are done so at no cost to qualified clients and there are not any fees involved.

Call one or more of the programs, government agencies or non-profits for more information and to apply. A formal intake and application process will normally be in place, in particular when it comes to being placed into more permanent housing or apartments.

Friends Rehabilitation Program
Main location is 704 West Girard Avenue #706
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123
Telephone number - (215) 825-8800
The location provides affordable rental and low income housing to qualified households, seniors, and those Philadelphia individuals with special needs.

Liberty Resources Inc.
714 Market St Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
(215) 634-2000
The non-profit provides housing advocacy, resources and free housing counseling.

Philadelphia Housing Authority
712 N. 16th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19103, Main number is (215) 684-4379
12 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, dial (215) 684-4000
Can direct people to shelter or government subsidized housing or apartments. They also run the section 8 housing voucher program in the county. Public housing and shelters were established to provide affordable, decent and safe rental housing for the elderly, disabled and eligible low-income families. Or read more on the housing authority in Philadelphia.




Presby's Inspired Life
This non-profit partners with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing for income qualified seniors. The apartments and homes are listed below.
1531 West Tioga Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19140, (215) 225-9544
25 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, (215) 627-9538
One Hillcrest Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 19067, (215) 295-8696
18 West Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144, call (215) 438-9779
2000 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444, dial (610) 834-1001
North 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, main number is (215) 563-6200
2000 South 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19143, call (215) 726-3232 Ext: 158
1401 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146, dial (215) 551-1395
2000 South 58th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19143, (215) 689-0518
2000 South 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19143, main number is (215) 726-3232 Ext: 158
501 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19148, (215) 599-0445

Public Health Management Corporation, which is also known as H.E.L.P. - Philadelphia
260 S Broad St Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
Dial (215) 473-7451
This government organization administers shelter, low-income housing, transitional apartments for homeless families. If qualified, some residents may be placed into permanent townhouses. This will be for low-income families and working poor. Individuals will need to enroll and commit to becoming self-sufficient and independent.

Abramson Center for Jewish Life
Main address: 1450 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA, 19454
(215) 371-3605

21 S. 61st Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19139
The organization offers short term Transitional Housing as well as self-sufficiency and academic coaches to provide training, assessment and counseling.





AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
The Housing Advocacy Project will provide free legal aid for people facing eviction or homelessness. The organization will also help HIV/AIDs patients find secure, affordable housing.
1211 Chestnut Street Suite 600
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Call (215) 587-9377

Arc of Philadelphia
2350 W. Westmoreland Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19140
Call (215) 229-4550 for intake.

Bethesda Project, Inc.
The agency is located at 1630 South Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19146
Call (215) 985-1600
Various housing assistance programs and shelter is offered as well as related supportive services. Case management, job training, and life skills are all offered too.

Casa Farnese Senior Apartments
1300 Lombard Street Suite 1
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Main number is (215) 735-3858

Catholic Social Services, Casa del Carmen
4400 N Reese St
Philadelphia, PA, 19140
Dial (267) 331-2500
Can refer homeless and evicted to shelter. However they also do offer emergency cash assistance for rent and energy bills in an effort to prevent homelessness to begin with. Some funds can even help make a mortgage payment.

Acts Christian Transitional Services
Location is 2813 W. Master Street P.O. Box 8191
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
(215) 236-2781
The non-profit provides shelter and services to homeless individuals in Philadelphia County.

BCS YES! Youth Empowered to Succeed Emergency Shelter and Residential Care
They runs several units in the community.
P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA, 19482, (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
134 N. Fourth Avenue, Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468, call (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
2240 S. 71st Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19142, telephone (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
496 North Lewis Road, Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468, dial (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
305-307 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19144, call (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
111 N. 49th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19139, (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
3700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, main number is (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119
2240 S. 71st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19142, (610) 879-1440 Ext: 119





Bethesda Project, Inc.
Offer housing services in partnership with Trinity Memorial Church, Gateway Services Center, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and Old First Reformed Church. They also run a cold weather shelter and work with a center known as Our Brothers’ Place.
1630 South Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19146
(215) 985-1600

Catholic Social Services @ Mercy Hospice
Location is 334 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Call (215) 790-7540  for information and intake.
Helps women with young children, social services, and more.

Covenant House Pennsylvania
31 East Armat Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19144
(215) 951-5411

Darlene Morris Emergency Shelter
616 N. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Main number is (215) 222-3359

Episcopal Community Services
6006 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19151
(215) 528-5400
The shelter houses and can provide services to homeless women and their children. The program will try to address the cause of homelessness, provide case management, rent help and other support. Another location is 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, Telephone: (215) 351-1400.

Germantown Y, Section 8 and Pennfree Programs
5722 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19144
Call (215) 848-9601
Offers room for rent, meals, and personal hygiene services.

Good Shepherd
Shelter address is 1225 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
(215) 569-1101

Joshua Achievement Center, Rehabilitation Center
2016 West Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Call (215) 765-2209 Ext: 1

Laurel House
This is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. It will house people for up to 30 days. The address is confidential.
Call (800) 642-3150 for intake and information.







Lutheran Settlement House, Jane Addams Place
1340 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
(215) 387-2587

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP)
Location is 1305 Oak Lane Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19126
(215) 276-3300
This location can provide housing and shelter for homeless people with severe mental illnesses. The organization has been helpful in assisting those who have no other options and have been turned away from other programs.

Norristown Ministries Hospitality Center
530 Church Street 1st Floor
Norristown, PA, 19401
Call (610) 277-1321

Northwest/East Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
7047 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19119
(215) 247-4663
Eviction prevention is offered, which may include emergency rental assistance. They focus on homeless and at- risk families in the county.

Overington House, Inc.
1528 Overington Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19124
(215) 535-7680
Transitional housing units, living facilities and other resources are available for women with children.

PA Department of Public Welfare, Philadelphia County Assistance Offices
1400 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
(215) 560-2900
The Emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA) Program is all about rapid rehousing and homeless prevention. The agency assists individual and families who are near homeless or facing eviction. ESA may offer financial assistance for rent or your mortgage in order to prevent eviction or foreclosure. Also get help in finding and obtaining permanent housing or a homeless shelter. More on homeless prevention and rapid rehousing in Philadelphia.

People's Emergency Center
325 N. 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
(215) 382-7522

Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness
802 N. Broad Street P.O. Box 15010
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
(215) 232-2300
Will help people get reestablished. Work with specialists to find permanent housing, employment, and access other stabilization services. Get information about soup kitchens, shelters, and other free assistance programs.

Redeemer Village
1551 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, 19006
(215) 947-8168
This is a low income, federal government HUD-subsidized apartment facility for those over 62 years of age who meet HUD income requirements. Social workers also offer an array of assistance programs and counseling.

Salvation Army, Greater Philadelphia
701 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Dial (215) 568-5111 for details
The Eliza Shirley House provides emergency shelter services for homeless families and single women. They also run the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services funded emergency shelter.

Self, Inc.
Main address:1425 Arch Street 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, call (215) 496-9610
6901 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19142, (215) 724-2948

South Lehigh Action Council
Location is 2211-13 W. Sergeant Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19132
(215) 923-1544
Will help divert people and low income families from a shelter and assist with their housing needs.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
302 N 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dial 215.922.6400
The organizations offers up to 180 emergency beds for men every night. There is also additional space in the form of 20 overflow cots. Other service available for up to 40 men will help them with job training as well as addiction recovery. Also, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission provides up to 3 meals a day to both women and men in Philadelphia.

Travelers Aid Family Services of Philadelphia
Location is 111 N. 49th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19139
(215) 471-9475
The non-profit has created social services for homeless and struggling families to promote stability and self-sufficiency.





Trevor's Campaign for the Homeless
1624 Poplar Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
(215) 236-4660

352 Marshallton-Thorndale Road
Downingtown, PA, 19335

Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home Association
101 E. Chelten Avenue P. O. Box 48308, Philadelphia, PA, 19144
Call (215) 438-3094 Ext: 109
The New Life Rehabilitation & Job Readiness Program will help homeless men find a place to live and a job. All services and assistance is free.

Youth Service, Inc.
410 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
(215) 222-3262
A resource known as Youth Emergency Service (YES) provides emergency housing and shelter to youth.


By Jon McNamara

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