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Home Purchase Assistance Program

Enabling Pride through Home Ownership: Employee Assistance Program

The Assistance Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within defined borders of the Drexel University main campus community (Drexel).  The program offers a forgivable loan to benefit eligible full- and part-time Drexel University, including Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff toward the purchase or renovation of homes within defined borders.  

Prior to initiating any contracts or commitments, the faculty or professional staff member must schedule an appointment with Althea Wallace, Director of Programs & Events ( or 215-895-2582) to discuss and confirm eligibility.

Assistance Program booklet [PDF]

Select a thumbnail below to hear what Drexel faculty and professional staff are saying about the Home Purchase Assistance Program.

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Home Maintenance Checklist 

In the spring:

  • Clear gutters of debris
  • Inspect your roof and chimney
  • Wash your windows, and check the window screens
  • Thoroughly clean your home, and clear any clutter
  • Paint your home's exterior
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Change the batteries in them, if necessary

New Home Ownership Partnership: West Philly Tool Library

The West Philly Tool Library is a a lending library of over 3,000 tools to be used for home maintenance, gardening, building furniture and other projects. See additional details on the program flyer. All members of the Drexel community are eligible to participate.

Contact Information

For information and details or to schedule a consultation contact:

Althea Wallace
Director, HR Programs & Events
Human Resources
Phone: 215.895.2582 | Fax: 215.895.5813