ACHIEVEability is a leader in developing and managing affordable housing in Philadelphia. We provide housing to families in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program as a first step toward their journeys to self-sufficiency. Our housing provides families the stability they need to pursue the education, obtain the employment and develop the life skills necessary for self-sufficiency.


ACHIEVEability develops housing for our families from abandoned homes and vacant lots that are located close to the services and resources needed by the families.

Our housing development activities not only help the families we serve, but also help the neighborhoods where the homes are located. We replace run-down and vacant houses with new homes to create a healthier and more vibrant environment for the community.

ACHIEVEability has developed 210 homes, mostly in West Philadelphia. We have also developed six offices in West Philadelphia. One office includes a computer center and a community office, through which we serve as the designated Neighborhood Advisory Committee for the City of Philadelphia.

See a list of all our housing activities.

ACHIEVEability currently manages 152 homes for families in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. ACHIEVEability has sold 42 homes, many to successful graduates of the program, helping them to make the complete transition from homelessness to homeownership. In addition, ACHIEVEability has developed several housing units for ActionAIDS in North Philadelphia.