Scottish Rite House
1525 Fitzwater St
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19146

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Funding Programs

Scottish Rite House 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. Scottish Rite House is among only 272 Section 202 properties in Pennsylvania and 6,166 in the country.


Scottish Rite House 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).

Scottish Rite House is an apartment community containing 125 rental units. The property contains 131 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Scottish Rite House is home to not more than 202 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Scottish Rite House 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

Scottish Rite House contains a mix of 125 assisted one and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 119 One Bedroom and 6 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 95% One Bedroom and 5% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Scottish Rite House is 1.04.

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