Our Partners

DHCD partners with more than 60 organizations to support housing, housing services and community and economic development activities benefiting low- and moderate-income residents of Philadelphia.

1260 logo1260 Housing Development Corporation

addresses the long-standing need of people with behavioral health issues for permanent, affordable, and independent housing in the community.



seeks to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, single parent and homeless families with education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development.

Action Wellness

is committed to creating an AIDS-free generation through proven strategies. Their services include case manage-ment, HIV testing, prevention education,  supportive housing, HIV treatment as prevention and volunteer services.

ahcpAffordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania

increases affordable housing opportunities for low-and moderate-income households of color in Pennsylvania.

awfAllegheny West Foundation

is a nonprofit CDC actively engaged in the revitalization of North Philadelphia’s Allegheny West neighborhood.



apmAsociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)

is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development nonprofit organization serving Philadelphia.

bscaBrewerytown-Sharswood Community Civic Association

is devoted to the maintenance and furtherance of the economic, educational and cultural aspects of the community.

calcuttaCalcutta House

provides housing and other highly supportive services for people living with AIDS in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.



catholic social servicesCatholic Social Services

has ten agencies that administer programs dedicated to serving men, women, and children in need. They are an expression of the charitable works of the local church.



promotes the economic development and financial inclusion of Philadelphia’s Latino community through collaborations and advocacy aimed at ensuring their access to quality housing.

center in the parkCenter in the Park (Senior Center)

is a nonprofit community center in Northwest Philadelphia primarily focused on the needs of older people.




is a nonprofit community resource devoted to Lifelong Financial Literacy. For over five decades Clarifi has helped people identify and secure the most important assets in their lives.



provides social, educational, cultural, prevention and intervention services and programs to underserved young people and families; serves as a voice for the diverse Latino community on issues impacting children, youth and families; and serves as a catalyst for maintaining the culture and history of the Latino communities.

community design collabCommunity Design Collaborative

provides pro bono design services to nonprofit organizations, creates engaging volunteer opportunities for design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in revitalizing communities.

clsCommunity Legal Services

provides free legal services, in civil matters, to low-income Philadelphians.



congresoCongreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.

is a nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, leadership development and advocacy.


diversifiedDiversified Community Services (Dixon House)

provides leadership and services that strengthen and coordinate the Point Breeze and surrounding communities’ efforts on behalf of children, youth and families.

ecaEnergy Coordinating Agency (ECA)

helps people conserve energy and promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all. Neighborhood Energy Centers are “one-stop shop” for the services offers.



is driven by the biblical mandate to serve the “least of these” (Matt. 25:40), and strengthens Hispanic communities by carrying out their mission through a variety of programs and services that are all designed to empower people through education, economic development, and advocacy.

frankfordFrankford CDC

works closely with the Office of Business Services to help meet the needs of businesses within major commercial corridors in Frankford.

friendsFriends Rehabilitation

is a Quaker-related nonprofit whose mission is to provide housing and social services for low-and moderate- income households.


gaudenziaGaudenzia Inc.

helps people affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.


gpassGreater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center (GPASS)

is dedicated to providing assistance to residents citywide, connecting people with needed resources and information, bridging the cultural and language gap, strengthening families, enriching lives, and sustaining communities.


combats community deterioration through economic development initiatives that address commercial revitalization, the creation of safe affordable housing and employment opportunities.

hunting parkHunting Park CDC and NAC

promotes the welfare and well-being of all people residing in the Hunting Park Community through economic empowerment, support programs and social responsibility.

impactImpact Services Corporation

has worked in Kensington since 1974 to rekindle hope for Philadelphians who have seen factories close, jobs disappear, and life chances dim.

intercommunityactionIntercommunityaction (Interact and Journery’s Way)

serves older adults, providing programs for active adults ages 55+, housing counseling, affordable housing for adults age 62 and over, geriatric mental health, and assisted services that allow frailer individuals to age-in-place. Provides access to quality supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

intercultural family servicesIntercultural Family Services

serves the needs of children and families in the Greater Philadelphia area, through culturally competent, collaborative, family-centered programs, to empower them to meet the challenges of everyday life and to build a firm foundation for a bright future.

keystone hopsiceKeystone Hospice

provides skilled nursing and comfort care with the compassionate support that patients and families need during terminal illness.

kcsdcKorean Community Development Services Center (KCDSC)

provides the support services that address the felt needs within the community so that residents can achieve personal and community growth.

liberty resourcesLiberty Resources, Inc.

advocates and promotes independent living for all persons with disabilities through advocacy, information and referral, peer support and skills training.

liscLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life for more than three decades.


mazzoniMazzoni Center

provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBT-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves.

mt airy usaMt. Airy USA

is commited to the revitalization of the Germantown Avenue corridor and the Mt. Airy neighborhood. It works in four program areas: housing counseling, real estate development, commercial corridor revitalization, and a public schools initiative.

mt vernon manorMt. Vernon Manor, Inc.

is a community-based organization that partners with residents and faith-based partners to provide affordable housing, to foster strong families, to promote community engagement and quality of life for residents.

nkcdcNew Kensington CDC (NKCDC)

strengthens the physical, social, and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development, quality housing and community building.



nicetownNicetown CDC (NTCDC)

stabilizes and develops Nicetown’s local economy, affordable housing, and open spaces. NTCDC provides supportive services, community education and organizing, land care, and special events coordination.

nscaNorris Square Community Alliance (NSCA)

empowers residents to become self-reliant and to unite and build the community by developing and improving the physical, economic, social, cultural and educational aspects of the neighborhood.

nwcsNorthwest Counseling Service, Inc.

is a nonprofit organization that was founded for the purpose of providing real estate and housing counseling services to Philadelphia residents.


Office of Homeless Services (OHS)

assists individuals and families in moving towards independent living and self-sufficiency in safe and stable housing through Philadelphia’s homeless continuum of care.


parksideParkside Association of Philadelphia

provides social services, job placement, housing referral service and a neighborhood food bank to promote a better quality of life for all of its residents, and plays an intricate role in economic development in this community.

phfaPennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

works to provide affordable home-ownership and rental apartment options for senior adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs.

phsPennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)

is a nonprofit membership organization that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of all levels and interests.


pecPeople’s Emergency Center CDC (PEC)

nurtures families, strengthens neighbor-hoods, and drives change. PEC provides comprehensive supportive services to homeless women and their children, revitalizes sections of West Philadelphia and advocates for social justice.

PACDC logo

Philadelphia Association of CDCs (PACDC)

as a citywide membership association of CDCs and affiliate organizations, is dedicated to helping community development groups provide the most effective support for their neighborhoods through public policy and advocacy, technical assistance and training, neighborhood GIS mapping, technology support, information sharing and peer-to-peer networking.

commercePhiladelphia Commerce Department

sets and leads policies to help both small businesses and major corporations thrive. The Department coordinates activities along neighborhood commercial corridors, with small businesses and entrepreneurs, major real estate development projects, large-scale business attraction and retention efforts, as well as efforts to increase minority-owned business contracting opportunities.

pccaPhiladelphia Council for Community Advancement

is a regional nonprofit housing and community economic development organization serving the five-county Philadelphia area since 1962.

pcaPhiladelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)

improves the quality of life for older Philadelphians and people with disabilities; assists them in achieving their maximum levels of health, independence and productivity.

phdcPhiladelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC)

is dedicated to improving the lives of low-income residents through home repair programs.

pidcPhiladelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

spurs investment, supports business growth, and fosters development that creates jobs, revitalizes neighborhoods, and drives growth to every corner of Philadelphia: offers flexible financing tools and structures and invests in public-private partnerships for key City policy areas and development priorities.

plaPhiladelphia Legal Assistance

has provided free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia for nearly 20 years.



rdacolorlogoPhiladelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA)

is the City’s implementation arm for community development, charged with leveraging the City’s assets to provide redevelopment opportunities to create and preserve affordable housing, and to improve quality of life.

phila senior centerPhiladelphia Senior Center (PSC)

advances the well-being and personal growth of all persons age 55 and older in Greater Philadelphia by connecting them to services and resources to learn, grow, and discover new ways to be actively engaged in living.

pup logoPhiladelphia Unemployment Project
has, since 1975, organized the poor and unemployed to fight for economic justice, bringing diverse groups together to bring about major changes that benefit millions of unemployed and impoverished.


phila vipPhiladelphia VIP

promotes equal justice for the poor providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty.

youthbuildPhiladelphia Youthbuild, Inc.

provides, through a one-year program at its YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School for high-school dropouts, a chance to earn their diplomas while learning vital job skills and providing valuable community services.

phmcPublic Health Management Corporation

is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations.

rhdResources for Human Development

is a national human services nonprofit with the broadest possible service mission, and specializes in creating innovative, quality services that support people of all abilities and any challenges wherever the need exists.

senior law centerSenior LAW Center

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of older Pennsylvanians and protecting their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy.

shared prosperity

Shared Prosperity

is Philadelphia’s vision for a city that collaborates and works together to fight poverty sharing responsibility to find a better, more coordinated approach and sharing the benefits of the collective impact that results.

skcpSouth Kensington Community Partners

connects the community to resources and opportunities, the land, and each other. They act as, and encourage others to become, engaged stewards of the neighborhood.


swcdcSouthwest CDC

is a private nonprofit organization that combats the home energy and housing problems that face low-income residents in the neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia.


strawberry mansion nacStrawberry Mansion NAC

is rebuilding the Strawberry Mansion Community through the empowerment of its residents and enhancing the quality of life by providing services to very low-, low-, and moderate-income residents.

TURNTenant Union Representative Network (TURN)
offers housing related services including tenant rights workshops and individual counseling, hotline, organizing and rental and mortgage assistance.

the enterprise centerThe Enterprise Center CDC

catalyzes benefits for businesses and residents that spark community revitalization in distressed, low-income neighborhoods.

united communitiesUnited Communities Southeast Philadelphia

has a long and rich tradition of service to children, adults and families residing in Southeast Philadelphia.



ucUniversal Companies

improves communities and changes lives, by creating cultural and entrepreneurial opportunities that break the cycle of generational poverty within historically disenfranchised communities.

uacUrban Affairs Coalition

unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues.


urban leagueUrban League of Philadelphia (ULP)

has been empowering the African-American community since 1917. ULP is an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African-Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

uesfUtility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)

is committed to a holistic, preventive, and cost-efficient approach to assisting vulnerable families impacted by housing crises. A one-stop shop that offers immediate resources.


oarcWest Oak Lane CDC

works with homeowners to provide housing counseling in a number of areas.

whitmanWhitman Council

advances the educational, civic, social, commercial, and economic interests and general welfare and prosperity of the Whitman area.