Resident Emergency Fund

IHP alumni and donors have generously created and contributed to a Resident Emergency Fund to support current residents of IHP in case of an emergency. The fund is intended to provide financial support to current long-term residents of IHP who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship as a result of an emergency. The Resident Emergency Fund is not intended to cover non-essential expenses, entertainment, or loss of income through personal job loss or that of a family member. 


In order to apply for assistance from the Resident Emergency Fund, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
  • Applicants must be a current resident of IHP, have lived for at least 3 months at the house, and have a long term occupancy agreement for a total term of 6 months or more. 
  • Applicant must currently remain in good academic standing with their educational institution or training program. 
  • Applicant must be able to describe and provide evidence of a temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency situation. 

Application Process:

Completed applications should include all of the following components and can be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • A completed application form
  • 1-2 page statement (described in the application form) 
  • Supporting documentation (Statements, letters, bills, etc. which support your application)
  • Proof of current enrollment and academic status (transcript or letter from your institution) 

Decision Process:

The Resident Emergency Fund Committee consists of representatives from IHP Alumni, Admissions, Resident Life, and Development. The committee will complete a timely review of any applications and communicate their decision to the applicant. An applicant may be requested to meet with the committee. The committee may consider any supporting documentation, and resident participation in the IHP community in their decision making process. All decisions by the committee are final and cannot be appealed. 

For additional information about the Resident Emergency Fund, please contact Deborah Houda, Associate Director of Resident Life at or 215-895-6554.