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  • 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

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    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
  • Homeowners & Renters: Foreclosure & Eviction Information during COVID-19

    Information on Foreclosure and Eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
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    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

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • National Eviction Moratorium: FAQ for Renters

    Frequently asked questions and answers about the coverage and effect of the eviction moratorium enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read More

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    National Low Income Housing Coalition
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    Spanish / Español
  • Overview of National Eviction Moratorium

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took unprecedented action on September 1 by issuing a temporary national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This provides an overview of that moratorium. Read More

    By:
    National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • 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
  • PhillyTenant.org

    Website providing a comprehensive resource for Tenant Rights in Philadelphia. This website is a collaborative project of the AIDS Law Project, Community Legal Services, Dechert LLP, HELP-MLP, Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Philadelphia VIP, Regional Housing Legal Services, SeniorLAW Center, and the Tenant Union Representative Network. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia