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Covid resources


PA Emergency Resources

    are available throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
    Philadelphians can be tested at: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Citizen’s Bank Park, Jefferson
    Health Northeast, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Rite Aid: 7401 Ogontz Ave. Please go
    here for a complete list of locations:
    If you lost your job or have a reduction in hours due to COVID-19, you may be
    eligible for public assistance. Go to: for more information. Or, go here to
    see if you qualify for unemployment benefits: 
  • PECO:
    is suspending fees for delays in payments and suspending service shut-offs until May 1, 2020.
    Please call 1-800-494-4000 for more information.
    Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac are allowing lenders to suspend payments for up to 12 months
    for homeowners experiencing a loss of income due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and would not be
    reported to credit agencies. For more information, go to and . Foreclosures are also temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak: .
    Under the Freddie Mac program, multifamily landlords whose properties are financed with
    Freddie Mac are requiring landlords not to evict any tenant based solely on non-payment of rent if the
    landlord is in a forbearance period during COVID-19: . If you received an
    eviction judgment from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the Sheriff will not be proceeding
    with a lockout through April 12: .
    Center City Holiday Inn Express will be the quarantine site for homeless people with
    COVID-19 (and for people who can not self-quarantine in their homes). For more information, go to:
  • FOOD:
    If you are out of work without pay, you may be eligible to receive food sourced from a food
    bank or food pantry in Pennsylvania. For more information, go to: and
  • / . FREE lunch for school-age students: 
  • SEPTA:
    is offering credits for unused and partially used TransPasses and TrailPasses valid during
    March Monthly Passes and March 9th and 16th Weekly Passes. Please call 1-855-567-3782 for more
    Childcare is available for eligible essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Go here
    for more information:
    Comcast will be offering two free months of internet service to low income households to
    help them stay connected during the pandemic. Households can apply at or call 855-846-8376 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish).
    May be eligible for 0% interest or a temporary stop in payments (forbearance). Go
    here to see if you qualify: ;
    Enforcement of REAL ID is postponed by 1 year due to COVID-19 outbreak.
    The NEW deadline to obtain a REAL ID is October 21, 2021. For more information, go to:
    The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Program offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to help them survive this crisis and retain as many employees as possible. For more information, go here:
    is available for entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and other
    emergencies. Loans range from $5,000-$15,000 without closing fees. Please contact Finanta for more
    information and to apply: 267-236-7030 (for English) or 267-236-7019 (para Español)
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