Basic Systems Repair Program


Weatherization Assistance Program


Adaptive Modifications Program


Request for Proposals (RFPs)/Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

PHDC has one ongoing program RFP/RFQ:

Ongoing Program RFPs/RFQs

The Basic Systems Repair Program, Weatherization Assistance Program and Adaptive Modifications Program issue RFPs/RFQs annually, typically in April and May.

If you are interested in becoming a contractor for any of these home preservation programs, please review the following minimum requirements. 

  • Three years in business under your existing corporate name
  • Three years of experience in the trade for which you are applying
  • $1,000,000 general liability insurance
  • $1,000,000 automobile liability insurance
  • Statutory limits of workers’ compensation insurance
  • Current PA Home Improvement Contractor registration
  • Current EPA Lead Safe Firm and Renovator certificates
  • Current City of Philadelphia trade license
  • Current City of Philadelphia Business Privilege or Commercial Activity license
  • No indebtedness to the City of Philadelphia for real estate taxes, water/sewer charges, business taxes or employer taxes

In addition, contractors in the Weatherization Assistance Program must meet state training requirements which can be found at

If you would like to be notified when the annual RFPs/RFQs are available, please
click here for a form. Notifications are made by email only. Please email the form back to
George Russell.

How do I Become a Certified Minority, Woman or Disabled Owner Contractor?
Although the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) no longer does certification, there is a list of certifying agencies recognized by the City of Philadelphia posted on its website at  After becoming certified with any of the listed organizations, contractors must then send their certification to OEO to be placed on its MBE/WBE/DSBE registry.

What Benefit is There at PHDC if I am a Certified Minority, Woman or Disabled Owner Contractor?
All contractors providing services through PHDC are subject to certain MBE/WBE/DSBE subcontracting, purchasing and hiring requirements.  Prime contractors can only count minority, woman and disabled owned businesses that are certified and on the Office of Economic Opportunity’s registry towards those requirements.  This creates a demand for such certified contractors.

Home Manual

How to Maintain Your Home Manual

Weatherization Manual

Weatherization Manual

2012 Annual Report

Annual Report

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