HOW TO APPLY FOR HOUSING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I get an application?
Please click the links below to download the application:
If you would like to pick up a paper copy, you can visit the Property Management office Wednesday between 9am – 3pm at 2036 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19122.
How do I submit a completed application?
You can mail, fax or e-mail the completed application to our Property Management Office.
Mailing address: 2036 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Fax #: 215-291-9511
What kind of documentation do I need to complete my initial application?
Please submit the following documentation with your application:
Proof of income: Photocopies of paystubs, SSI/SS letter, child support/alimony, etc.
Photocopies of valid picture ID for all adult household members (over 18 years old)
Photocopies of Social Security card and birth certificates for all household members
Proof of assets: Photocopies of the checking/savings/retirement account statements, credit unit, universal and/or whole life insurance statement, etc.
Photocopies of marriage/divorced certificate and custody or foster documentation
Original medical letter specifying need for an accessible unit (if applicable)
Original reference letter from current landlord
Is there an application fee?
There is no fee to submit an application. Later in the process – when you are invited to an orientation – you will have to pay for criminal and credit background checks. This is a non-refundable fee of $20 in a money order.
How long is the waiting list?
The length of time varies depending on the size of unit (# of bedrooms) you are applying for. Generally speaking, it will be one to four (1 to 4 years) before you are called for orientation.
If I want to know where I am on the waiting list, what should I do?
You can call the Property Management Office on Wednesdays between 9am and 3pm. The number is 215-229-4020.
What happens at the orientation?
When your number comes up on the waiting list, you will receive a letter inviting you to an orientation. You will be asked to bring documentation at that time as well as a money order for a criminal and credit background check for anyone in the household over 18 years of age. At the orientation meeting, we will explain how WCRP completes the tenant selection process. You will be asked to decide whether you want to continue with the process at that time.
After orientation, what happens?
WCRP initiates a process to determine your eligibility. This will include an interview, home visit, and review of your documents including income eligibility. If you are determined to be eligible, you will receive notification when an appropriate unit becomes available.
What do I need to move in?
When you are informed that you are eligible AND that a unit is available, you will receive very detailed instructions about the security deposit and first month’s rent.
What kind of housing does WCRP build?
WCRP builds multi-family developments with affordable homes that have 2-4 bedrooms. Our developments are located throughout Eastern North Philadelphia. Each development is built to be high quality and affordable. 20% of our housing units are accessible.
If I have more questions, who can I contact?
When you pick up an application, feel free to ask WCRP staff any questions you have about our housing.
If you want to know where you are on the waiting list, you can call between 9am and 3pm on Wednesdays. At orientation and during the interview process, you will have opportunities to ask further questions.