PA Emergency Resources
- COVID-19 TESTING SITES:
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: https://6abc.com/6045920/
- LOSS OF INCOME:
If you lost your job or have a reduction in hours due to COVID-19, you may be
eligible for public assistance. Go to: https://tinyurl.com/sgxgvdm for more information. Or, go here to
see if you qualify for unemployment benefits: www.uc.pa.gov
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 https://www.fanniemae.com and
https://www.freddiemac.com . 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: www.freddiemac.com . 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: https://www.phillytenant.org .
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:
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: https://tinyurl.com/s3gzcf2 and
- / . FREE lunch for school-age students:
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: https://www.philaymca.org/childcare-relief-program
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
https://www.internetessentials.com/ or call 855-846-8376 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish).
- STUDENT LOANS:
May be eligible for 0% interest or a temporary stop in payments (forbearance). Go
here to see if you qualify: https://navient.com/covid-19 ; https://www.StudentAid.gov/coronavirus
- DRIVER’S LICENSE:
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: https://www.penndot.gov.
- BUSINESS RESOURCES:
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:
- FINATA EMERGENCY LOAN:
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)