The City of Philadelphia announced its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program aims to help people who have lost income because of COVID-19 pay their rent. Please note that funding is limited. Not everyone who applies can be served.
The City will begin accepting applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. The deadline to apply is Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Applications are available through PHLRentAssist.org. Residents without internet access or a smart phone can get program and application information by calling 3-1-1.
To be eligible, renters must:
- Rent an apartment or house in Philadelphia
- Have a valid and current written lease signed by landlord
- Have lost income because of COVID-19
- Meet income guidelines
Renters do not have to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be eligible.
Renters are NOT eligible if they live in public housing or receive other government rental assistance (Section 8/Housing Choice Vouchers, etc.)
Important safety information for our members who are still working as essential workers.
“Governor Tom Wolf announces today that Dr. Rachel Levine, under her authority as Secretary of the Department of Health to take any disease control measure appropriate to protect the public from the spread of infectious disease, signed an order directing protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses…” Read More…
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS as essential workers and refer to the following resource:20.04.17 Exposure Exec Order summary 2.pdf
Attention Local 634 members:
“The 2019-20 school year is now officially permitted to be shorter than the state mandated 180 instructional days, a move necessitated by Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf’s March 13 order to close K-12 schools due to the coronavirus outbreak…”