Free Legal Support for Tenants

Posted by City of Philadelphia on May 10, 2022

Philadelphia’s Right to Counsel law guarantees free legal representation to eligible low-income renters. Eligible renters have a Right to Counsel when they face:

  • Eviction proceedings.
  • Lease or other tenancy termination proceedings.
  • PHA housing subsidy termination proceedings.

Under these circumstances, Right to Counsel is available for:

  • Judicial proceedings, such as those in Municipal Court.
  • Administrative proceedings, such as those held by the Fair Housing Commission.

Renters can learn more by contacting the Philly Tenant Hotline at (267) 443-2500. Additional renter resources are available here.

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