Free at-home COVID-19 tests
Beginning Wednesday January 19, every home in the U.S. can order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free-- there are no shipping costs and you don't ned to enter a credit card number.
Stay Informed on COVID-19 in Philadelphia
Below are some quick ways to stay informed:
- Schedule a Vaccination Appointment Here!
- Get COVID-19 updates sent to your phone. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive free text alerts with info and updates from @PHLPublicHealth.
- Residents with questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus can use the 24/7 helpline to talk to a medical professional. Call 800-722-7112
- The Health Department is now reporting vaccine administration data twice weekly.
- Everyone in Philly who is fully vaccinated does not need to wear a mask outdoors! If you haven't already, make sure to get vaccinated! Learn more!
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Now Available
Attention All Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through SBA using their new online portal. See HERE to learn more about the details and eligibility for the forgiveness program. And for help submitting your application through the portal, check out this training video from the SBA.
Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT Program
Wells Fargo has launched their NeighborhoodLIFT Program to help eligible homebuyers by providing money for down payments.
This program can help you buy a home of your own by reducing the strain of a down payment and closing costs. You may be eligible even if this isn't your first home purchase.
For additional information on resources for business owners, check out Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation's (PIDC) regularly updated list of available opportunities and funding programs.
The Merchants Fund launched a Merchant Relief Fund to raise additional funds to support Philadelphia small businesses with critical need. To support the fund, please visit www.merchantsfund.org/donate. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% are given to a business in need.
Please support the people of Haiti as they work to recover from the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the island on August 14. Many leaders in Philadelphia’s Haitian community will be traveling to Haiti in the near future to help their brothers and sisters recover from the aftermath of the earthquake. You can help support their trips by donating to their online donation pages or by donating needed supplies. Please check each individual link to learn more.
Has had an ongoing partnership with schools in Haiti for a few years. She is fundraising for her Journey to Freedom Trip via Paypal. The trip starts on August 31st. Details of the trip and links are on her page.
Fundraising for a group of volunteers planning to go to Haiti in September. She has a GoFundMe link on her Facebook and Instagram page.
GoFundMe Page for ongoing fundraising for this crisis and to help rebuild homes on the island. This group also is collecting donations and will send a group of volunteers to Haiti to help with recovery efforts.