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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!


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Coming up on Thursday, January 25, 2018, Penn Home Ownership Services (PHOS) will present "Exploring the Benefits of PHOS."  Representatives from featured lender Guaranteed Rate will field questions from the audience.

This workshop will be held at Business Services Large Conference Room, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 440A form 12 - 1 p.m. Advance registration is required.

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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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