Friends Guild House West
1221 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19123

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Funding Programs

Friends Guild House West was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Section 202 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 202

The property was developed with funding through the HUD Section 202 program which provides funding for housing for seniors who are 62 or older. The program provided both capital financing to construct the property and operating subsidies that work as rental assistance like the Section 8 program. Friends Guild House West is among only 272 Section 202 properties in Pennsylvania and 6,166 in the country.


Friends Guild House West is an affordable apartment community located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is located in Philadelphia County. The property is located in Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District served by Representative Dwight Evans (D), Senator Patrick Toomey (R) and Senator Robert Casey (D).

Friends Guild House West is an apartment community containing 100 rental units. The property contains 48 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Friends Guild House West is home to not more than 132 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Friends Guild House West provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Philadelphia, PA by this property is Section 202 Rental Assistance.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is no minimum rent at this property for residents receiving a rent subsidy but in recent years, there has been discussions in Congress to implement a minimum rent in the Section 202 Program to reduce cost burden on the Federal budget.

Unit Mix

Friends Guild House West contains a mix of 100 assisted studio, one, and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 56 Studio, 40 One Bedroom, and 4 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 56% Studio, 40% One Bedroom, and 4% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Friends Guild House West is 0.48.

Pennsylvania's 2nd

Congressional District


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