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The Neighborhood Preservation Initiative is a $400 Million program created by City Council to invest in programs that expand and protect affordable housing, keep Philadelphia owners  and  renters in their homes, improve housing quality, and promote homeownership. Additionally, NPI supports the creation and expansion of programs to clean and improve commercial corridors and address infrastructure needs of neighborhoods, including driveway repairs, alley tree removal, and more.

How Does NPI Work for You?

Tangled Title

Provides free legal assistance for homeowners to resolve tangled title issues.

Turn the Key

Develops affordable housing for sale to 1,000 Philadelphia families.

Neighborhood Driveway Repair

New program to repave neighborhood driveways.

Basic System Repair Program (BSRP)

Provides free emergency repairs to fix roofing and major home systems.

Eviction Prevention

Supports the Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) which funds housing counseling, legal services, and mediation sessions for tenants and landlords to keep tenants in their homes and avoid eviction proceedings.

Housing Preservation

Supplements existing programs that preserve housing developments funded through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).

Housing Production

Supports Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development projects.

Philly First Home (PFH)

Provides down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time homebuyers.

Neighborhood Commercial Corridor

Provides grants, loans, and technical assistance for small businesses and local community development corporations (CDCs) to improve and clean commercial corridors.

Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvement Program (NIIP)

Funds stabilization of retaining walls that pose a public safety concern and removal of dangerous trees in common alley ways.
For more information on drive way repairs, go here.
For more information on tree removal, go here.

Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP)

Provides free adaptations to give people with disabilities easier access to and mobility within the home.

Permanent Homeless Housing

Creates permanent housing options for previously homeless individuals and families. For more information, please visit the City’s Office of Homeless Services.

Rental Assistance

Supports the PHLhousing + guaranteed income pilot program.

Small Landlord Loans and Working Capital

Forgivable loans small landlords can use to make property repairs and maintain affordability.

For updates on this program, please click here to visit the NPI Dashboard.