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  • Coronavirus: Protections for All Pennsylvania Renters

    Information for all renters in Pennsylvania affected by COVID-19 from Regional Housing Legal Services. Read More

    By:
    Regional Housing Legal Services
  • Defending a Lawsuit

    Information on how to defend a lawsuit from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Bar Association
  • Defending An Action in Magisterial District Judge Court

    Questions and Answers about defending an action in Magisterial District Court. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Eviction from Residential Property for Nonpayment of Rent

    Informational chart from the Pennsylvania Bar Association outlining the steps in the eviction process in all Pennsylvania Counties except Philadelphia. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

    Listing of forms available for use by the public in Pennsylvania Courts. Content Detail

    By:
    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Housing Navigator Unit (Allegheny County)

    The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Housing Navigator Unit was established in 2018 to help homeless persons served by DHS find and maintain safe, affordable housing in the private market. The Housing Navigator Unit works toward this goal by recruiting and supporting landlords in the private market who rent to DHS tenants. The unit also works with the agencies charged with providing support services to the tenants. This public/private partnership aims to speed up access to private rental properties, improve communication and trust, resolve concerns and complaints, and increase accountability among all parties - the landlords, the service providers and the tenants. Content Detail

    By:
    Allegheny County Department of Human Service
  • How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

    This video from Laurel Legal Services provides an explanation of what In Forma Pauperis is - a request to file legal papers without having to pay the filing fee because you cannot afford to pay the fees - and line-by-line instructions on completing a petition to request permission to proceed without paying filing fees. Read More

    By:
    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • How to File a Show Cause Order in Cambria and Indiana Counties (Video)

    This video from Laurel Legal Services shows how residents of Cambria and Indiana Counties can file a show cause order when a landlord shuts off your utilities to try and evict you. Read More

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    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Illegal Lock-Outs – Know Your Rights

    In response to the Coronavirus emergency, many courts are closed and no evictions are being processed at this time. As a result, landlords may attempt to remove tenants illegally for nonpayment of rent or other reasons. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Information for PHILADELPHIA RENTERS During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Resources and information for renters in Philadelphia relating to COVID-19. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Landlord Rights

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on a landlord's rights regarding security deposits and eviction notices in a residential lease agreement. Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Bar Association
  • Left Behind Items? How to Get Back Your Belongings After Being Evicted or Moving Out

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services about your rights regarding property that is left behind after you are evicted or move out of a rental property. Read More

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • PAHousingSearch.com

    The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides this simple-to-use housing locator Web site that lets you define what you want in your next living space, and then it does all the research – presenting you with the relevant housing vacancies that best fit your parameters in the community where you want to live. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Philly Tenant Resource Guide [PDF]

    Resource from the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project providing information for people facing eviction in Philadelphia. The guide also provides contact information for agencies and organizations that provide assistance to people facing eviction on a variety of legal and practical topics, including housing, utilities, food, health and work. Content Detail

    By:
    Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project
  • Renting a House or Apartment

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español