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Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project (PEPP)

What is PEPP? In late 2017, City Council, the Mayor and legal services agencies partnered to create the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project (PEPP), an innovative project to assist tenants facing eviction through legal representation, financial counseling, a live hotline, a court help center, community trainings & educational materials. Community Legal Services leads PEPP in collaboration […]

Right to Counsel Advocacy

Tenants in zip codes 19121, 19134, 19139 and 19144 who make less than 200% of the federal poverty level are currently eligible for free representation in eviction cases through a program called Right to Counsel. Free legal help can be accessed by calling the Philly Tenant Hotline at (267) 443-2500. If you have an upcoming […]

Eviction Diversion

On September 1, 2020, the City of Philadelphia launched the Eviction Diversion Program, a groundbreaking initiative to help landlords and tenants come to agreements without having to go to Court.

Eviction Records in Philadelphia

The Renter’s Access Act November 2021 October 13, 2021 The Renter’s Access Act goes into effect today! For more information about your rights when applying for housing, read our article or review our flyer in English or en Español. July 15, 2021 The Renter’s Access Act passed City Council on June 24, 2021 and Mayor […]

Good Cause for All

Before 2019, a landlord could evict a tenant without providing a reason for the eviction. That changed when the tenant movement in Philadelphia won a victory in passing “Good Cause” legislation that requires landlords to give an approved reason for evicting a tenant.

Information for Advocates

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