The Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund was established in 2005 thanks to the efforts of PACDC and other advocates. In that time it has assisted over 27,000 households in addressing a range of housing needs from the production of new affordable units, home repair and adaptive modifications for the persons with disabilities, and programs designed to prevent and end homelessness.
Intended to generate local revenue, the HTF has been a vital source of funding to offset steep federal and state cuts to housing programs. Programs supported by the HTF have been critical to Philadelphia's low-and moderate- income residents, but the need has far outpaced available resources with waiting lists measured in years or closed entirely. Now community leaders from across our city are joining together in calling to Double the Housing Trust Fund.
Whether it's a single mother worried about the health of her children due to a deteriorating home, a veteran struggling with addiction who needs an opportunity to get back on their feet, a frail senior who needs a modification to be able to remain in their home, or a family on the brink of homelessness, they can't wait for a safe, affordable home any longer. Join the campaign here.
To learn more about the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund, read the recently released Ten Year Anniversary Report by clicking the image below: