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  • Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Philadelphia County

    Flyer describing the housing rights of victims of domestic and sexual violence under local Philadelphia law. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tenant Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors During COVID-19

    The current COVID-19 epidemic has created a public health crisis, including increased reports of the incidence of domestic violence in the midst of shelter-in-place orders. This advocate resource provides a brief overview of the housing rights of survivors in the context of COVID-19. Content Detail

    By:
    National Housing Law Project
  • How to Prepare for Landlord-Tenant Court if You are Facing Eviction (Video)

    Video from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project, providing a description of your rights when being evicted and about how the eviction process works. Specific information is included about the eviction process that is followed in Philadelphia, along with some resources for people facing eviction in Philadelphia. Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Tenants! Being Evicted?

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on the rights of tenants who are being evicted. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Eviction Process in Pennsylvania (Video)

    Video from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services explaining the eviction process in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Allegheny County Department of Human Service
  • 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
  • Self-Help Handbook for Tenants

    This handbook from North Penn Legal Services provides useful information about renting an apartment and some of the basics of landlord-tenant law. For those looking for rental housing, the handbook has practical suggestions about what to look for while inspecting the rental unit and what questions to ask the landlord. For those who are already renting, the handbook discusses common problems such as nonpayment of rent or complaints about repairs. [PDF] Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • The Dangers of Rent-to-Own Agreements (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia explains some potential problems that may present themselves in a Rent-to-Own arrangement to purchase a house, whereby you live in the house as a tenant, pay rent each month, and have the rent count toward the purchase of the property. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Deceptive Home Improvement Contractors Complaints

    Information for home owners with HUD insured loans on avoiding deceptive home improvement contractors. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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    Spanish / Español
  • Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

    Informational booklet on the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act that creates safeguards for consumers who hire contractors for home remodeling projects. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
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    Spanish / Español
  • Victim Service Programs

    If you are a victim of crime or have been affected by a crime, you may receive help from an advocate from a Victim Service Program. The following link provides information on local programs that offer help. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services