Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) PHFA is the Commonwealth of PA's leading provider of capital for affordable homes and apartments. Created to help enhance the quality and supply of affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means, and persons with disabilities.

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency offers home purchase loans with competitive interest rates and lower fees that carry a fixed interest rate for 30 years. PHFA has assisted families and individuals achieve the American dream of homeownership by providing funding. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. In addition to its major programs, the Agency conducts housing studies, promotes counseling and education for renters and homebuyers, encourages supportive services at apartments it has financed, administers rent subsidy contracts for the federal government, and acts as an advocate to promote the benefits of decent, affordable shelter for those who need it most. PHFA programs and operations are funded primarily by the sale of securities, not by public tax dollars. PHFA is governed by a 14-member board.

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NRDC's Sasha Forbes explains what it means to be displaced by climate change and why cities must invest in long-term hou...
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What Is Climate Gentrification?

NRDC's Sasha Forbes explains what it means to be displaced by climate change and why cities must invest in long-term housing affordability—and a self-sustaining future—for their low-income communities and communities of color.

NRDC senior program advocate Sasha Forbes explains what it means to be displaced by climate change and why cities must invest in long-term housing affordability—and a self-sustaining future—for their low-income communities and communities of color.

Chester County Commissioners have approved $1.8 million in CARES funding to help cover rental payments and additional se...
09/23/2020
Chester County approves $1.8 million to prevent evictions

Chester County Commissioners have approved $1.8 million in CARES funding to help cover rental payments and additional services for those with job and income losses.

WEST CHESTER — To combat an anticipated increase in evictions due to COVID-19, the Chester County Commissioners approved $1.8 million in CARES funding to help cover rental payments and additional

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09/22/2020

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay!

🗳️ Register to vote: register.votesPA.com
✉️ Apply for a mail-in ballot: votesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot

We have extended the application period for our 2021 Housing Policy Fellowship. In its second year, the fellowship has t...
09/21/2020
Press Releases | PHFA Housing News

We have extended the application period for our 2021 Housing Policy Fellowship. In its second year, the fellowship has the goal of funding critical research in the housing field while also promoting leadership development. Learn more and apply at the link below.

PHFA news for press releases

09/21/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

To all Pennsylvanians who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads, help is available!

🏠 Rent and mortgage assistance is available from Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA): visit phfa.org/news/covid19/ or call 1-855-827-3466.

🏠 Housing/sheltering help including utilities, other living expenses, and legal help are available fromUnited Way of Pennsylvania: pa211.org/get-help/housing-shelter/ or dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211.

🏠More information on the Homeless Assistance Program and county specific contact info is available on the DHS website: bit.ly/2ZFY1q8

Philadelphia tenants who have been affected by COVID-19 could receive up to $1,500 a month in rental assistance — an inc...
09/18/2020
Philadelphia offers COVID-impacted tenants more help with rent — up to $1,500

Philadelphia tenants who have been affected by COVID-19 could receive up to $1,500 a month in rental assistance — an increase from the previous limit of $750 a month.

Philadelphia tenants who have been affected by COVID-19 could receive up to $1,500 a month in rental assistance — an increase from the previous limit of $750 a month.

09/18/2020
Governor Tom Wolf

Governor Tom Wolf

Not all renters are protected by the CDC's eviction ban.

If you’re facing financial hardship because of the pandemic, the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) state assistance is September 30. Contact your landlord or mortgagee and apply for relief today: phfa.org/pacares/.

Join me in urging the legislature to enhance our state assistance program to provide meaningful relief by:

🏠 Increasing monthly assistance
❌ Eliminating burdensome requirements for relief
🤝 Establishing unpaid rent forgiveness options

Too many Pennsylvania families are at risk of losing their homes. We need action now: on.pa.gov/FindMyLegislator.

PHFA is accepting bids for the purchase of $3 million in Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit. Funds collected from successf...
09/18/2020
Press Releases | PHFA Housing News

PHFA is accepting bids for the purchase of $3 million in Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit. Funds collected from successful bidders will be used for the construction/rehab of mixed-use developments across Pennsylvania. Deadline is 2 p.m. Sept. 30.

PHFA news for press releases

After two months of administering CARES financial assistance for renters and homeowners, the Pennsylvania Housing Financ...
09/17/2020
Press Releases | PHFA Housing News

After two months of administering CARES financial assistance for renters and homeowners, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has provided an update on the progress of both programs, which have been accepting applications since July 6. To see the full press release, please visit: https://www.phfa.org/news/pressreleases.aspx

PHFA news for press releases

Join us at 3 p.m. for our last #BPHLFest session "When the Key Fits: Unlocking the Doors to Successful Housing and Phila...
09/17/2020
B. PHL innovation fest

Join us at 3 p.m. for our last #BPHLFest session "When the Key Fits: Unlocking the Doors to Successful Housing and Philadelphia’s Revitalization." We'll talk about strategies for overcoming obstacles to fair, affordable, & equitable housing in Philadelphia. Our rock-star panel includes Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion, Reinvestment Fund's Donald Hinkle-Brown, Philadelphia Department of Planning & Development's Anne Fadullon and our own Executive Director Robin Wiessmann.

Learn more and register to attend for FREE at https://www.bphlfest.com.

We’re excited to share that this year’s t-shirt designs were created by local Philadelphia artists. Get one or all four to remember this year’s festival and feel creative whenever you rock them!

Join us at 1 p.m today at #BPHLFest for our session, "Overcoming Inequalities and Disparities in Housing and Community D...
09/16/2020
B. PHL innovation fest

Join us at 1 p.m today at #BPHLFest for our session, "Overcoming Inequalities and Disparities in Housing and Community Development." We'll discuss policies that can improve life for residents and communities who have been negatively impacted by discrimination. Our all-star panel includes Rep. Dwight Evans, Urban League of Philadelphia's Andrea Custis, Compass Working Capital's Markita Morris-Louis, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia's Rasheedah Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Theresa Singleton and PHFA's Executive Director Robin Wiessmann.

Learn more and register to attend for FREE at https://www.bphlfest.com.

We’re excited to share that this year’s t-shirt designs were created by local Philadelphia artists. Get one or all four to remember this year’s festival and feel creative whenever you rock them!

This money can be used for up to six months of temporary financial assistance for rent payments. The allocations are foc...
09/15/2020
Nearly $2B for eviction relief coming to Pennsylvania

This money can be used for up to six months of temporary financial assistance for rent payments. The allocations are focused on locations where the risk of eviction is high, such as in places where industries and businesses have seen large job losses.

Pennsylvania is set to receive nearly $2 billion in federal funding aimed at eviction relief, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday. Pittsburgh will get about $3 million, Allegheny County is set to receive more than $6 million and nearly $2 million will be distributed in Westmoreland County, accordin...

PHFA has issued an RFP for Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation funding for projects to improve the ava...
09/15/2020
Press Releases | PHFA Housing News

PHFA has issued an RFP for Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation funding for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing across the commonwealth.

PHFA news for press releases

If you are a renter or homeowner who lost income due to the economic slowdown, help is available. Applications are now b...
09/15/2020

If you are a renter or homeowner who lost income due to the economic slowdown, help is available. Applications are now being accepted for our CARES relief program. To view applications and other documents:

📍 phfa.org/pacares/
📍 En español: phfa.org/es/

Community Progress Council
09/14/2020

Community Progress Council

Yes, the CDC did put a halt on evictions (for nonpayment of rent) until the end of 2020.

But, in order to qualify and avoid eviction, you must have made an attempt to "to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing."

One such program that can help you avoid eviction from your home is the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)'s Rent Relief Program, administered in York County through Community Progress Council.

Eligible tenants may qualify for up to $750 per month for six months. In order to qualify, your income must have been reduced by more than 30 percent since March 1, 2020.

You can learn more about the CDC's halt on evictions, and the conditions in which to qualify, by visiting https://bit.ly/CDC-TenantDeclaration

For more information on the Rent Relief Program or to apply online, visit www.YorkCPC.org/take-action.

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Sí, los CDC detuvieron los desalojos hasta finales de 2020.

Pero, para calificar y evitar el desalojo, debe haber hecho un intento de "obtener toda la asistencia gubernamental disponible para el alquiler o la vivienda".

Uno de esos programas que puede ayudarlo a evitar el desalojo de su hogar es el Programa de Alivio de Alquiler (Rent Relief Program) de la Agencia de Financiamiento de la Vivienda de Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency/PHFA), administrado en el condado de York a través del Community Progress Council .

Los inquilinos elegibles pueden calificar para hasta $ 750 por mes durante seis meses. Para calificar, sus ingresos deben haberse reducido en más del 30 por ciento desde el 1 de marzo de 2020.

Puede obtener más información sobre la suspensión de los desalojos por parte de los CDC y las condiciones en las que puede calificar visitando https://bit.ly/CDC-TenantDeclaration
Para obtener más información sobre el Programa de Alivio de Alquiler o para solicitar en línea, visite www.YorkCPC.org/toma-accion.

PHFA recently awarded $1 million in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funding to go towa...
09/14/2020
Chester County affordable housing initiative gets $1 million in funding

PHFA recently awarded $1 million in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funding to go toward the preservation of 97 affordable homes in Chester County.

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has awarded $1 million in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funding to HDC MidAtlantic in support of the Chester County Preservation Initiative, an $18.6

The The New York Times has an outstanding look at how decades of racist housing policies have left neighborhoods prone t...
09/11/2020
How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering

The The New York Times has an outstanding look at how decades of racist housing policies have left neighborhoods prone to excessive heat due to a lack of trees and an abundance of heat-trapping pavement.

Redlining helped reshape the urban landscape of U.S. cities. It also left communities of color far more vulnerable to rising heat.

It won't hurt you to do the Census. It will hurt if you don't. Take the Census.
09/10/2020
Census 2020 | PA.GOV

It won't hurt you to do the Census. It will hurt if you don't. Take the Census.

Hello, Neighbor! The 2020 Census is happening now. It’s not too late to participate. To make sure your household is counted, respond online, by phone, or mail by September 30, 2020. Be a good neighbor and help us count all Pennsylvanians in the 2020 Census. Explore this site to learn more about th...

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler
09/10/2020

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler

❗️REMINDER FOR TONIGHT❗️
RSVP and *send your questions* for tonight's Town Hall on 'The Housing Crisis' -- addressing present day struggles for Homeowners and Renters.
➡️ Send your questions & RSVP to [email protected]
ℹ️ This event will feature guests from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).
🕖 Join us tonight at 7 p.m.
💻 Facebook.com/RepFiedler
💻 https://pahouse.com/Fiedler/HousingTHM091020
💻 https://youtu.be/2DNOYw_xI7A
☎️ or call in at 267-499-3749 (and then enter ID number 993 797 374#).

Today PHFA begins accepting bids for the purchase of $3 million in Mixed-Use Development Tax Credits. Funds collected fr...
09/09/2020
Press Releases | PHFA Housing News

Today PHFA begins accepting bids for the purchase of $3 million in Mixed-Use Development Tax Credits. Funds collected from successful bidders will be used for the construction or rehabilitation of mixed-use developments in Pennsylvania communities.

PHFA news for press releases

A more equitable and inclusive homebuilding industry that provides for economic opportunity and mobility for more Americ...
09/09/2020
[PULSE] Housing’s role in attacking systemic racism - HousingWire

A more equitable and inclusive homebuilding industry that provides for economic opportunity and mobility for more Americans, and one that builds more #affordablehousing, is a critical component to attacking systemic racism.

Systemic racism must be fought systematically. Our country needs to take intentional steps to produce tangible, economic gains for Black Americans.

If you are a renter or homeowner who lost income due to the economic slowdown, help is available. Applications are now b...
09/08/2020

If you are a renter or homeowner who lost income due to the economic slowdown, help is available. Applications are now being accepted for our CARES relief program. To view applications and other documents:

📍 phfa.org/pacares/
📍 En español: phfa.org/es/

We wish everyone a happy Labor Day.
09/07/2020

We wish everyone a happy Labor Day.

This week, the CDC issued a new eviction moratorium through Dec. 31. The New York Times has a great resource to learn mo...
09/05/2020
The New Eviction Moratorium: What You Need to Know

This week, the CDC issued a new eviction moratorium through Dec. 31. The New York Times has a great resource to learn more about this order, to determine if you are eligible, and more.

A Trump administration order could allow many renters to avoid eviction through Dec. 31. We answer renters’ questions here.

09/04/2020

Please note all PHFA offices and our Customer Solutions Center will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. We'll reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Have a safe, socially distanced holiday!

There will be much greater demand for single-family rental homes than the current pace of production will be able to fil...
09/04/2020
Supply Shortfall Foreseen in Single-Family Rentals

There will be much greater demand for single-family rental homes than the current pace of production will be able to fill, according to a new report.

There will be much greater demand for single-family rental homes than the current pace of production will be able to fill, according to the latest report from RCLCO Real Estate Advisors.

More than $1.6m awarded from Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement program, Low Income Housi...
09/03/2020
More than $1.6M awarded for affordable housing in Chester, Delaware counties

More than $1.6m awarded from Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement program, Low Income Housing Tax Credits to expand and revitalize #affordablehousing in Chester, Delaware counties.

WEST CHESTER — Ten organizations in Chester and Delaware counties will receive more than $1.6 million for affordable housing programs from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Agency, state Sen. Tom

Community Progress Council
09/02/2020

Community Progress Council

The deadline to apply for the COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM ends in less than 30 days!

Apply now! Eligible renters in York County can receive assistance up to $750 per month for six months.

Already, more than 100 families across York County have qualified for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)'s Rent Relief Program, which is being administered in York County by Community Progress Council.

To help you better understand how to apply and the documentation needed from you and your landlord, CPC has put together a video tutorial that will walk through each step of the application process. You can watch the video at https://youtu.be/aVxRDgn6Jdg.

If you still have questions after watching the video, give our counselors a call at (717) 846-4600, ext. 221. We’re happy to help.

Learn more and download applications at www.yorkcpc.org/take-action or stop by CPC’s main office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up an application.

The deadline to apply for the Rent Relief Program is September 30, 2020.



¡La fecha límite para solicitar el PROGRAMA DE ALIVIO DE RENTAS COVID-19 finaliza en menos de 30 días!

¡Aplica ya! Los inquilinos elegibles en el condado de York pueden recibir asistencia de hasta $ 750 por mes durante seis meses.

Ya, más de 100 familias en todo el condado de York han calificado para el
El Programa de Alivio de Alquiler de la Agencia de Financiamiento de Vivienda de Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), que está siendo administrado en el condado de York por el Community Progress Council.

Para ayudarlo a comprender mejor cómo presentar la solicitud y la documentación necesaria de usted y su arrendador, CPC ha preparado un video tutorial que lo guiará a través de cada paso del proceso de solicitud. Puede ver el video en https://youtu.be/IjTduDWZzIQ.

Si aún tiene preguntas después de ver el video, llame a nuestros consejeros al (717) 846-4600, ext. 221. Estamos felices de ayudarle.

Obtenga más información y descargue las aplicaciones en www.yorkcpc.org/toma-accion o pase por la oficina principal de CPC entre las 9 a.m. y las 3 p.m. para recoger una solicitud.

La fecha límite para solicitar el Programa de Alivio de Alquiler es el 30 de septiembre de 2020.

Freedom Court, a new #affordalbehousing development designed for older servicemen and women and funded in part by Pennsy...
09/02/2020
Leaders celebrate opening of Freedom Court housing project

Freedom Court, a new #affordalbehousing development designed for older servicemen and women and funded in part by Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funds, officially opens in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County.

MOUNT CARMEL — State and local leaders celebrated the opening of a new low-income housing project designed for older servicemen and women in Mount Carmel on Friday.

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Helping homebuyers since 1982

Through competitive interest rates, mortgage assistance programs and lower fees, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has assisted more than 170,000 Pennsylvania families and individuals achieve the American dream of homeownership.

Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. In addition to its major programs, the Agency conducts housing studies, promotes counseling and education for renters and homebuyers, encourages supportive services at apartments it has financed, administers rent subsidy contracts for the federal government, and acts as an advocate to promote the benefits of decent, affordable shelter for those who need it most.


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I did what you said and contacted PFHA and they have no personalized options at all like you keep telling me would be available, based on my situation. Is PFHA putting together a deferment plan?
Is PHFA planning on offering anything different to borrowers that was not available before the COVID19 crisis?
What does PHFA's loss mitigated plan entail? Where can stake holders get a copy to read and understand what may happen in the future?
Will any mortgage holders through PHFA have the option to postpone payments and add these payments to the end of their loan?
BEWARE Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) "forbarance" is not what it seems. You can defer payments up to 2 months - but come June you will owe all 3 months. Good job Tom Wolf - Disgrace!!!!
So my understanding is that while other banks are allowing their borrowers to defer payments and add them to the end of the loan, PFHA is letting its borrowers know they can have April and May off but the money is all due in June with the June payment?
Most lenders are giving their borrowers mortgage forbearance to give them relief during these uncertain times. What is PHFA offering its homeowners who are often low and middle income earners or first time home buyers. My understanding, according to your press release dated 3/18 is that they won't get reported to the credit agencies, just foreclosed on. Am I understanding this correctly?
I just got off the phone with your customer service representatives who has been getting yelled that all day because of the decision that you all have made. To waive April and May‘s payments but then in June make ALL three payments due is extremely unreasonable. As of next week, my husband and I will both be unemployed. Yes, we will file for unemployment but who knows when those benefits will actually come through. Also, the unemployment payments will be considerably lower than a normal paycheck. I am not looking for a way out of my responsibilities and have always made my payments on time. But this is completely out of our control. The whole entire state of Pennsylvania is going through this and this is what your company is doing to “assist” its customers? What a disgrace.
Please quickly develop a COVID-19 policy of deferment for borrowers. Please.
Just a heads up, I don't have a legal obligation for anything other than 198 Mahle road clarksville pa 15322. You sound kinda stupid saying otherwise..😂
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