Our counseling office is moving in September!

Please note that our counseling office will be relocating to 6521 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126 in early September. Our phone number will remain the same! If you have any questions, please call (215) 324-7500.

Northwest Counseling Service, Inc. (NWCS) is a nonprofit organization that was founded for the purpose of providing real estate and housing counseling services to Philadelphia area residents.

The agency enjoys a favorable track record and has been recognized for providing expert advice and quality services in the areas of pre and post purchase, pre- and post-rental, mortgage default/ delinquency/ foreclosure, anti-predatory lending, rental default, reverse mortgage counseling/ certification and housing consumer education. NWCS is committed to encouraging the growth potential in Philadelphia neighborhoods and to stimulating the reversal of neighborhood decline by creating and promoting financial stabilization of Philadelphia residents.

We achieve this through efforts that seek to encourage the availability of safe and decent housing; support the financial stability of residents to secure and maintain decent housing: and by educating individuals and families to make informed choices.

Through efforts at helping residents one by one, NWCS has played an integral part of the financial stabilization of neighborhoods in the City of Philadelphia and its surrounding communities.


  • Buying a home? Our pre-purchase workshops explain housing selection, what mortgage lenders look for to qualify a loan; how to budget and manage your money; financing; available grants for down payment and settlement; and more.

  • Avoid foreclosure and stay in your home. Our Master Negotiator will help with arranging a plan to bring your loan current and determine your eligibility for government mortgage relief as well as other options that work toward avoiding foreclosure.
  • Manage your money with advice on budgeting, money management, home maintenance and repair, home improvement loans, rehabilitation grants and loans, utility rebates, and weatherization assistance.

Contact Us!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

Homebuyer Counseling

NWCS provides services to consumers who are interested in purchasing a home.

Homebuyer Counseling

Through our regular pre purchase workshops we offer information about housing selection and lending.

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Post-Purchase Counseling

NWCS provides services to consumers who currently own their home.

Post-Purchase Counseling

You may have recently made settlement or are in need of home repair, refinance, or interested in a reverse mortgage.

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Sheriff Sale Postponement

If you have been served with a sheriff sale notice, we may be able to assist you.

Sheriff Sale Postponement

If you are a Philadelphia resident, we may be able to assist you in postponing the sale for up to 3 months.

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If you feel that you have been discriminated against, treated unfairly, or are a victim of mortgage-related fraud, please contact our 24-hour hotline at (215) 844-8400 or 1 (844) 324-7500 if you are outside of Philadelphia.

Counseling Operations

 5001 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 324-7500
1 (844) 324-7500 (outside
of Philadelphia only)
 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  By appointment only

Corporate Office

Northwest Counseling Service
La Salle University MOB Building
2 Penn Boulevard, Suite 114
Philadelphia, PA 19144
 Phone: (215) 844-8400
Fax: (215) 844-8402
 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.