Project HOME

Apps open for new Maguire Residence

Posted on March 10, 2020

The Maguire Residence waiting list opened March 9th at 10am. Below are some FAQ that may help if you receive a call. We cannot assist anyone with their application over the phone, however if they would like in person assistance please direct them to Honickman Learning and Comcast Technology Lab at 1936 North Judson Street from Monday thru Thursday from 12 pm to 5 pm and Friday 10 am to 3 pm. We also have two additional information sessions listed below.

Applications accepted online only from 10 am on March 9th to 5 pm on March 13, 2020 at http://ProjectHOME.org/maguire-residence

Supportive and Affordable Housing for low and moderate income individuals

  • 42 Homes with Green Space on Refurbished City Block in Kensington
  • 12 – one bedroom and 30 efficiency apartments.
  • Will include units dedicated to individuals who are homeless
  • Qualification based on income level.

Please join us at one of our info sessions:

  • March 9th, 5:30-7:30 pm
    • Kensington Storefront, 2774 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia PA 19134
    • Spanish Translator will be available
  • March 10th, 5:30-7:30 pm
    • Impact Services Corp., 1952 E Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia PA 19134

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How is a pre-application different than a regular application?

A pre-application includes questions that gives the property manager some basic information about your household. That information is required to place you on the waiting list,however your eligibility is not determined at that time. The full application includes required forms as well as additional documentation provided by you. The information provided in the full application is then used to determine your eligibility of housing.

2. What if I don’t have access to a computer?

Access to a computer will be available at Honickman Learning and Comcast Technology Lab at 1936 North Judson Street from Monday thru Thursdays from 12 pm to 5 pm and Fridays 10 am to 3 pm for any applicants interested in applying. You can also go to local Library

3. How does the lottery work?

All eligible applications submitted between March 9 and March 13 will be placed in the lottery. A random lottery number will then be assigned to your application witnessed by an independent verifier. A letter is issued to you within 7 days indicating your lottery number

4. How long will I have to wait?

Applications will be reviewed for eligibility in order of their lottery number & ordered by bedroom size, program or preference category. Once all units are assigned, the remaining applicants are placed on wait list in order of their lottery number.

5. What if I move or change phone numbers after I submitted my application?

Please login and update your address or phone number if that information changed. There may be times that we ask you to update or provide information about your household. Failure to respond to written requests for information will result in your name being removed from the waiting list.

6. What is the maximum amount of income that I can have in order to qualify for assistance?

The income limits are determined by HUD and change every year and may vary by unit. The following is the maximum income allowed as of April 2019:

  • 1 person – $37,860
  • 2 people – $43,260

Note: Some units have an income limit that is lower than the amount listed above. Only households with income at or below the identified limit will be selected for those units.What are some of the other eligibility requirements? All adults must pass a criminal,credit and drug screening.

You must be able to obtain/transfer utility services (PECO) to the Property.
You must be able to provide satisfactory landlord or housing references. You must disclose and provide proof of social security numbers for each household member. The unit must become your ONLY residence. Provide verifiable information for units are designated for applicants that are formerly homeless,currently homeless or at risk of homelessness. Other eligibility requirements as indicated in the Tenant Selection Plan or program requirements may be communicated at the time of the interview.

7. What information will you need from me?

The property manager will send you a list of documents and information required. Some of the information that you will need to provide includes:

  • Name, birth date, social security number of all household members
  • Proof of all sources of income such as pay stubs, social security award letters etc.
  • All bank account names and account numbers and other assets;
  • A valid state-issued photo ID for each person who is 18 years of age and older;
  • Citizenship or Immigration status
  • School or training enrollment status
  • Disability status as required for certain program eligibility.

What else do I need to know? Project HOME does not discriminate against applicants based on their race, religion, sex, gender identity, color, national origin, age, disability, familial status, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

An applicant desiring to lease an apartment must comply with all applicable eligibility criteria, including but not limited to the criteria set forth in the pre-application. All information provided by the applicant will be verified from all applicable sources including, but not limited to employers, providers, and federal, state and local government agencies. Applicants who have misrepresented any information during the application process may be removed from the waiting list or, if housed, subject to lease termination.

Applicants who are determined ineligible will be offered the opportunity to participate in an informal meeting with management to dispute the ineligibility decision.

Learn more and apply here: https://www.projecthome.org/maguire-residence


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