Philadelphia rental assistance program now accepting applications

Montco program continues to accept applications

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Philadelphia has opened its rental assistance program to tenants for Phase 4 of its COVID-19 relief efforts.

The city aims to help 10,000 to 15,000 residents with the $97 million in federal funding authorized to help pay for rent and utilities for those who have lost income as a result of the pandemic. Eligible households to receive up to 18months of assistance for rent and utility bills dating back to April 2020. Residents who have received assistance in Phases 1-3 are eligible for additional assistance in Phase 4 but may not receive funds for any months which they have previously been paid.

Montgomery County is also assisting residents with rent and utilities. Eligible households to receive up to 12 months of assistance for rent and utility bills dating back to March 13, 2020.

Throughout the pandemic my colleagues and I in the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus have fought to provide relief for the people who have suffered through this unprecedented pandemic. This past year plus has been hard on a lot of us, which is why I encourage you to please apply for help if you are in need.


We are still in the middle of the pandemic, and while there is light at the end of the tunnel, we must remain vigilant in fighting back against this virus until we reach our public health goals and a new normal. You can do your part in the #StopTheVirus campaign by doing these three things: Get a mask, get the test, get the vaccine.