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Welcome to Penn Home Ownership Services

West Philadelphia, home to the Penn campus, sits across from the Schuylkill River from Center City, Philadelphia. The neighborhood is characterized by tree-lined residential neighborhoods with pre-war apartment buildings, brick-row homes, ornate Victorian twins and charming single-family homes. Penn Home Ownership Services, helps foster the University's commitment to neighborhood development by offering incentives, and support to faculty and staff to purchase and renovate homes.

The Office of Penn Home Ownership Services offers eligible employees the opportunity to apply for closing cost assistance for home purchasing and funds towards home improvement. The department also offers resources for home buyers and educational workshops. If you are interested in living in the greater West Philadelphia neighborhood, Penn Home Ownership Services is a valuable resource!


updates and announcements

Featuring Two PHOS Workshops in December

PHOS presents two workshops of interest for prospective home buyers.

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Update: Housing Grant Program Announced by City

The City of Philadelphia's Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) supports the City of Philadelphia’s Philly First Home program. This program offers a home buyer assistance grant of up to $10,000 (or 6% of the purchase price, whichever is less) to help first-time home buyers. Learn More...

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Valerie Garfield speaks to the Philadelphia Inquirer about how Penn's program made her dream of home ownership come true

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