Housing Resources for Renters and Homeowners in Pennsylvania

Whether you're a renter looking for assistance or a homeowner seeking support, African Communities Together is here to provide a curated list of resources to help you. Let's work together to make a positive impact on housing solutions for African immigrants! 

We are excited to announce the launch of our Housing Survey, a critical initiative aimed at understanding the housing needs of the African immigrant community in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania. Your support is invaluable in helping us gather essential knowledge that will guide our efforts in 2024 and drive new program initiatives.

Renting Resources: Pennsylvania 

Subsidized Apartments
HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you.

Search for a subsidized apartment

Public Housing Agency 

Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

PHAs in Pennsylvania

Links to PHA websites

Need advice?

Contact a housing counseling agency - Want advice on renting ? The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Search online for a housing counseling agency near you, or call HUD's interactive voice system at: (800) 569-4287

HUD Resource Locator - search for HUD offices, affordable housing, public housing agencies and homeless resources

Other Pennsylvania Resources

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency - find out if you qualify for state-funded rental assistance programs

Pennsylvania's affordable apartment locator

2-1-1 Infoline - rental housing search and assistance with housing issues

Independent living centers - for seniors and people with disabilities

Help with your utility bills

Tenant rights, laws and protections

Housing resources for seniors

Homeownership: Pennsylvania 

Getting Started

Buying a Home

Owning and Maintaining Your Home

Other Pennsylvania Resources