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Moving In


Everyone deserves to have a safe, stable and affordable place to live. Our housing counselors are committed to promoting equity in our communities by helping first-time homebuyers navigate the housing market and providing families with resources to avoid foreclosure.

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Philly First Home Grant

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Are you ready to make homeownership a reality? The Philly First Home Grant is your pathway to owning a piece of Philly. With a grant of up to $10,000 or 6% of your home's purchase price (whichever is lower), first-time homebuyers can reduce their principal, cover down payments, and manage loan closing costs. Join our FREE City-funded homeownership counseling program to equip yourself with essential knowledge and confidence needed for this significant life decision.

Urban League of Philadelphia First Time Home-Buyers Grant

The Urban League of Philadelphia offers a $1,000 Grant for closing cost assistance to First Time Homebuyers. This grant is available on a first-come, first-served basis and requires completion of housing counseling through approved agencies like Congreso, HACE, or the Urban League of Philadelphia.

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Get $1,000 In Closing Costs!

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We'll help you prevent foreclosure by investigating delinquency causes, reviewing your budget, and working with your lender. Our HUD-Certified Counselors can assist you with loan document review and loss mitigation options, as well as HAMP and HEMAP loan workouts.

Family in the Kitchen


ULP’s Housing Department is an intake site for UESF (Utility Assistance Grant) which provides financial assistance to low income individuals and families who are facing utility terminations or who have had their utilities shut off. 

We provide referral service for any issue regarding tangled titles and deed transfers. Our staff has an extensive list of resources for homeowners, heirs, and rental topics.

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ULP focuses on predatory lending prevention, review of existing loan documents to determine if the loan contains elements which are predatory in conjunction with the application for a home equity loan, home improvement loan or refinancing existing loans.



At ULP, we provide budget counseling for homeowners behind on their property taxes; advocate and negotiate hardship payment arrangements with firms collecting tax liens.

"I wanted to take the time out and say thank you for all the work you all put into making my homeownership possible. It really means a lot and I’m very appreciative." 

Danielle W.

Philly5000 funded by Wells Fargo


$2000 In Down Payment and Closing Costs.

First-time homebuyers of color can receive $2,000 to assist with down payment and/or closing costs through the Philly5000 program funded by Wells Fargo. Applicants must complete a homebuyer program through organizations like Congreso, HACE, NKCDC, or the Urban League of Philadelphia.


K-Fit Loan

K-Fit is a FORGIVABLE loan program available in conjunction with PHFA's Keystone Home Loan Program. Eligible applicants can receive up to 5% of the purchase price with no maximum dollar limit. The loan is forgiven at 10% a year over 10 years, and applicants must meet specific guidelines including a minimum FICO score of 660 and completion of housing counseling.

Forgivable Grants

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Who Qualifies?

To qualify for these programs, applicants must meet various criteria, including being first-time homebuyers, completing homeownership counseling, residing in Philadelphia, and meeting income and credit score requirements. Specific details vary by program, so be sure to review the eligibility criteria carefully for each program.

Start Your Path To Homeownership Today!


Let The Urban League Assist You!

Ready to take the first step towards homeownership? Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the application process and help you navigate the journey to owning a home in Philadelphia. 

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