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  • A Good Place to Live!

    Information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Housing Quality Standards in the Section 8 program. [PDF] Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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    Arabic / العربية
    French / Français
    Hmong / Hmoob
    Creole / Kreyòl
    Cambodian / Khmer
    Chinese / 中文
  • Bad Landlords in Federal Housing Complaints

    The Multifamily Housing Complaint Line is a service provided by HUD's Multifamily Housing Clearinghouse (MFHC) that enables residents of HUD-insured and -assisted properties and other community members to report complaints with a property's management concerning matters such as poor maintenance, dangers to health and safety, mismanagement, and fraud. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Help for Domestic Violence Victims Living in Federally Subsidized or Public Housing [Video]

    Watch this video from Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut and CTLawHelp.org to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in. Read More

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    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut and CTLawHelp.org
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    Spanish / Español
  • Hoarding: Know Your Rights

    This handbook provides information for people who struggle with hoarding, clutter, and home maintenance problems. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

    Information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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    Spanish / Español
  • Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors (Video)

    This video from Neighborhood Legal Services Association discusses the federal housing rights of victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Read More

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How to Represent Yourself at the Magisterial District Justice Hearing

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Associationon representing yourself at a Magisterial District Justice hearing. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How Your Rent is Determined for Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

    This Fact Sheet from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is a general guide to inform the Public Housing Agency (PHA) and HUD assisted residents of the responsibilities and rights regarding income disclosure and verification. Since some of the requirements vary by program, residents should consult their PHA to determine the specific policies that apply. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • HUD's Public Housing Program

    Information about HUD's Public Housing Program, including how to apply and your rights as a tenant, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet from North Penn Legal Services will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • 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

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    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • PhillyTenant.org

    Website providing information and resources on Tenants Rights in Philadelphia. PhillyTenant.org is the product of a collaboration of legal services and tenant advocacy organizations in Philadelphia. Site provides written resource materials, videos and information on Tenants Rights Workshops held in Philadelphia. Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project
  • 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

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    Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project