Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance and Response Unit (EARU)

Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance Response Unit

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General Information
Description of ServiceProvides limited financial assistance for families and individuals displaced or made homeless, and residents with court ordered evictions. Services include cash assistance with rent and mortgages and security deposits. Also provides post-disaster housing assistance with referral from Red Cross.
Geographical AreaPhiladelphia; PA
Intake ProcedureApplications for assistance must be made in person at the Office of Supportive Housing Relocation Unit.
Intake RequirementsEARU provides assistance to families and persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or facing a housing crisis. The crises may include, but are not limited to:
  • Housing that has been declared unfit for human habitation or imminently dangerous; properties collapsed due to serious structural defects as declared by License and Inspections (L & I) and cease operations (Must have L & I referral).

  • Residences condemned by the City Health Department due to lead poisoning or other chemical contaminations (Must have Health Department referral).

  • Homes severely damaged or destroyed by fire or other disasters (Must have Red Cross referral).

  • Victims of domestic violence

  • Persons and families not suitable for shelter due to physical, medical, mental illness disabilities (Must have appropriate documentation.)

  • Eviction/Notice to Vacate (Must have court eviction notice.)
Documents RequiredSee website for specific documents required.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
Hours of Operation Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Josh Potts
Contact's Position Administrator
Contact's Phone 215-685-9071
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 1430 Cherry Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Philadelphia, PA 19102
Main Phone 215-686-7177
Other Phone 215-685-9087
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Office of Homeless Services
Affiliated Program: Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance Response Unit
This Service: Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance and Response Unit (EARU)
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Homelessness Prevention Programs (BH-0500.3140)
Mortgage Payment Assistance (BH-3800.5000)
Post Disaster Housing Assistance (TH-2900.6500)
Rental Deposit Assistance (BH-3800.7250)
Rent Payment Assistance (BH-3800.7000)