Home Repair

Home Repair

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Restore, Repair, Renew is an initiative of the City of Philadelphia to help Philadelphia homeowners access low-interest loans to invest in their properties. Lenders participating in the program are offering 10-year, 3% fixed Annual Percentage Rate loans that range from $2,500 to $24,999 to eligible homeowners. Restore, Repair, Renew loans can fund a range of home repairs that focus on health, safety, weatherization, accessibility, and quality of life. The goal of the program is to help Philadelphians improve their homes and strengthen their communities.

Who can apply?*

Philadelphia homeowners:

  • Whose primary residence needs repairs

  • With credit scores above 580

  • Who are up to date on public utilities and taxes or are in a payment plan with the City

  • Who do not have L & I violations or will eliminate violations as part of the program

*  Additional underwriting (minimum eligibility) criteria: Borrowers must have a loan-to-value ratio at or below 105% of after-rehab value and a back-end debt-to-income ratio at or below 43%.

What services are provided?

  • Help determining if you are eligible for the program

  • Receive financial counseling

  • Help identifying necessary repairs

  • Connect you to a participating lender

  • Help finding a contractor

  • Help applying for the loan

What repairs are eligible?

  • Repairs, improvements, and upgrades related to health, safety, and quality of life

  • Roof, siding, foundation, and masonry

  • Sidewalk and driveway resurfacing/replacement and outside stair repair

  • Window and door repair and replacement

  • Adaptations that allow for easier access to and mobility within a home

  • Fixtures, plumbing, sewer and waterline repairs and replacements

  • HVAC system and water heater repair or replacement

  • Electrical repairs

  • Treatments related to lead-based paint

  • Mold and radon mitigation