Convened in 2013, the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force (PHTF) is a coalition that seeks to improve outcomes for people who hoard and reduce the catastrophic consequences related to hoarding for residents of the City of Philadelphia.

Balancing the rights of the individual with the health and safety needs of the community, PHTF works to provide individuals and organizations in the region with the tools they need to successfully overcome this challenging issue.

Task Force Member Organizations

Animal Care and Control (ACCT)
Center for Advocacy for Rights & Interests of Elderly (CARIE)
City of Philadelphia: Law Department
City of Philadelphia: Mayor’s Office
City of Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing (OSH)
Clutterer’s Anonymous (CLA)
Community Legal Services, Inc (CLS)
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I)
Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS)
Liberty Community Connections (LCC)
Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP)
Mission First Housing Group
National Association of Professional Organizers - Greater Philadelphia Chapter (NAPO-GPC)
Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA)
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD)
Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia (VNA)

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding hoarding-related resources in the Philadelphia area, please call one of two information lines based on the age of the person with hoarding behaviors:

Under 60 years of age:

60 years of age and above:



If you have questions regarding the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force, please email info@philadelphiahoarding.org