First Time Home Buyer in Philadelphia

Emoticon with a help wanted signDid you know that the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides up to $500 per household to help first-time Philadelphia home-buyers pay for closing-costs (the grant cannot be used toward a down payment or other home-buying costs.)?

Property type

The home must be a single-family home or duplex located in Philadelphia.


Applicants must meet the income limits and must be First Time Home Buyers.

Home buyer education

All applicants are required to complete a homeownership counseling through an DHCD-funded housing counseling agency before signing an Agreement of Sale.

Credit counseling & First Time Home Buyer Classes in Philadelphia County PA