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  • Defending An Action in Magisterial District Judge Court

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

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • 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

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    Allegheny County Department of Human Service
  • Housing Resourses for Victims of Crime from PASafeLaw.org

    Victims of crime often have a hard time finding or keeping housing. The following resources are intended to assist you in obtaining housing and avoiding an improper eviction. Content Detail

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    PASafeLaw
  • Information for PHILADELPHIA RENTERS During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Legal Briefs: Landlord/Tenant Law

    Information on Landlord/Tenant Law that was discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the April 15, 2008 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: You’re eighteen and a graduate – now know the law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the June 7, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Becoming a legal adult brings both great opportunities as well as responsibilities. Here are the most likely problem areas and some helpful tips to get through this time of change. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Magisterial District Judge Court - Defense

    This informational packet from Northwestern Legal Services provides information when defending an action filed with the Magisterial District Judge Court. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • 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
  • Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

    Information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on lead-based paint hazards. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • 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
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • 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

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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
  • Relocation Assistance to Tenants Displaced From Their Homes

    This booklet describes the relocation payments and other relocation assistance available to tenants displaced from their homes as a direct result of rehabilitation, demolition or acquisition for a project in which Federal funds are used. [PDF] Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development