Office of Emergency Shelter and Services

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1315 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA - 19107

  • (215) 686-7175

About Office of Emergency Shelter and Services

Last-Modified: 2021-01-18 21:28:35

Office of Emergency Shelter and Services - The City of Philadelphia provides emergency and temporary housing to persons experiencing homelessness. Homeless Services administers contracts with various human service organizations to provide short-term emergency housing accommodations, based on an assessment of need, to resolve an immediate housing crisis for persons and families. Case management assistance is also provided to assist households with obtaining appropriate long-term housing. Emergency housing services include:   Temporary shelter    Ongoing case management services    Assistance with obtaining transitional and/or permanent housing    Supportive housing for special populations    An optional savings program which allows households to save a part of their income for future housing expenses. Philadelphia Homeless Outreach Hotline 215-232-1984

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Do they offer emergency cash to pay rent?

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Yes they do. Take your info down there, SS cards for everyone, your ID and proof of income . They do not pay you directly, they will pay the owner of the property.
Added Thursday, February 24, 2022


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What documents are required to apply for cash payment help?

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You should go there with all the info you think they need, lease, SS cards for everyone, your ID and proof of income.
Added Thursday, February 24, 2022

I'm being told that an eviction notice, letter to vacate, an ID card.
Added Saturday, September 4, 2021


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Do you know if a person collecting unemployment can qualify to get rent assistance at this location?

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That depends on the amount of unemployment.
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What are the requirements and do you help with down payments

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Take your proof down there, SS cards for everyone, your ID proof of income . I'm not sure if they help with down payment to buy a house but they do help with security deposit. Also take the information of the house your trying to move in.
Added Thursday, February 24, 2022

6 Reviews of Office of Emergency Shelter and Services

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May 23, 2020

Need help paying rent do u help with that

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Jun 20, 2020

I’m in need of housing listings for my family that’s low income based and doesn’t matter what my credit is or will help me work on it while residing in property. This is an emergency situation

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Nov 16, 2020

I need to find something ASAP.. I have my mom that I’m taking care of, and the place we are leaving in, the person is going to put us out, I always have a 17 old still in school, so I will need somewhere around Close to his school.

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Nov 18, 2020

Need help with emergency housing

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Jan 27, 2021

Hola: necesito me ayuden a conseguir apartamento llevo tiempo buscando y no consigo busco por sección 8 espero su pronta respuesta vivo con una sobrina pero quiero vivir sola tengo 70 años.

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Feb 1, 2021

I'm looking for rent assisting with my rent I owe three months

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1315 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA - 19107

Office Hours of operation

  • Day Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed