Welcome to PhillyTenant
Your resource for tenant rights in Philadelphia
Call the Hotline
I’m being evicted.
Landlords may ask you to move out, but they must go through the legal court process in order to force you to leave. You may be able to get a free attorney.
Right to Counsel
Low income tenants in zip codes 19121, 19134, 19139 and 19144 have a right to free representation in eviction cases through a program called Right to Counsel. Tenants in all zip codes can access free legal help by calling the Philly Tenant Hotline at (267) 443-2500.
I need repairs.
Landlords are responsible for keeping your rental property safe and habitable. Here are four steps to consider when you need repairs.
I’m moving in or out.
Get your security deposit back and find a new home.
I need help paying rent.
Philadelphia has organizations that can help pay back rent, utilities or security deposit.
Help with subsidized housing
Learn about your subsidy program’s rules and regulations for recertification, transfer, repairs, terminations and evictions.