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Allentown Tenant Association
Allentown Tenant Association
Services to members include: - Landlord-Tenant dispute assistance - Type up letters - Education of renter rights - Represented by the association - Contact local and state authorities if needed - Invited to meetings - Kept up to date on any landlord or tenant laws/ordinances - Perform right to know requests to get inspection reports - Look up property assessment records - Give knowledge of house and community based issues - Inspect properties to look for code violations and notify of the code violations that exist - Take pictures and video to document the property's condition - Assist with documenting the situation and gather evidence - Contact location organizations on behalf of members - Inspect properties for members before they move into a rental property - Review rental agreement leases for flaws and explain the lease to members - Explain rental responsibilities for tenants and landlords - Assist with getting renter's insurance - Assist with filing in court against the landlord
252 E Walnut St
Apt2RR
Allentown, PA 18109
Eligibility: All residents that live in the City of Allentown who are 18 years of age or older
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 24 hours
City of Reading
City of Reading - Property Maintenance
Monitors and enforces City of Reading ordinances related to housing, housing codes, public health and quality of life. Issues permits for restaurants, laundromats, food vendors, and vending machines and conducts regular inspections for food producers and providers.
815 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
Eligibility: Residents of the City of Reading
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Community Justice Project Pittsburgh Office
Community Justice Project - Pittsburgh Office
Litigates class actions, represent undocumented immigrants, and litigate against the government. CJP typically limits its advocacy to broad-based issues affecting large numbers of people. If low-income individual and assistance is required with an individual legal problem, please contact local legal services program.
100 Fifth Avenue
Suite 900
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Clients must meet income-eligibility requirements for legal aid services.
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Community Legal Services - Housing Law
For clients in private (landlord) housing, provides advice in cases involving eviction, illegal lockouts, unlawful termination of utilities, and homes in disrepair.

For clients in subsidized housing, provides advice on: - admissions and evictions - termination of Section 8 - utility allowance problems and repair problems - disability accommodations - domestic violence and assault-related housing issues - PHA grievance hearings - adding or removing family members from a lease - recertification issues
1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Franklin County Legal Services
Legal Advice, Representation, and Education
Franklin County Legal Services provides legal representation, advice, and education to low-income individuals with civil legal problems.
336 Lincoln Way East
Suite B
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Eligibility: Eligibility determined by household income and assets, conflict of interest checks, and the services available based on the legal problem. 187.5%of FPIG, Asset limits
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Excluding holidays and By Appointment Only)
Greater Harrisburg Tenants United
Greater Harrisburg Tenants United
Advocates for the essential human right of housing. Connecting tenants to each other to share information and resources and strategize about how to make unethical landlords accountable.
Eligibility: Anyone
Hours: No physical location. Visit website 24/7
Harrisburg Center Peace and Justice
Housing and Rental Counseling
Provides credit, budget and housing counseling. Assists with tenant/landlord problems and fair housing problems.
315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Eligibility: Anyone
Hours: Monday - Friday, hours vary
Harrisburg Center Peace and Justice
Harrisburg Center for Peace and Justice
Provision of speakers and educational material (with videos and slides) about peace, war, draft issues, fair housing, tenant-landlord problems, mediation services and peace advocacy work. Chartering of buses for peace marches. Specific advocacy for renters and homeowners with housing problems.
315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Eligibility: Anyone
Hours: Monday - Friday, hours vary
Integra Home Counseling
Integra Home Counseling Inc.
Integra Home Counseling Inc.(IHC), will soon be rebranded "Envision Home Guidance Center" IHC is the only U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Approved Housing Counseling Agency located in Monroe County PA with 2 HUD Certified Housing Counselors on staff, one of which is a Certified Financial Coach, along with being an Act 91 Housing Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) Approved Agency through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Our HUD Housing Counseling Program supports the delivery of a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, low- to moderate-income renters, and the unhoused (often referred to as homeless). The primary objectives of our Program are to improve financial literacy, expand homeownership opportunities, improve access to affordable housing, and preserve homeownership. Our staff of HUD Certified Housing Counselors are trained to provide the following services: -Financial Management/Budget Counseling -Financial, Budgeting, and Credit Repair Workshops -Fair Housing Education Workshops -Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling -Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling -Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops and Counseling -Pre-Home Purchase Counseling -Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops -Predatory Lending Education Workshops -Rental Housing Counseling and Workshops -Resolving/Preventing Mortgage Delinquency -Reverse Mortgage Counseling -Housing Counseling Services for the Unhoused Our Pre-home purchase counseling can help homebuyers become eligible for various financial benefits, including: -Down payment assistance programs -Closing cost grants -Below market mortgage rates -Fixed-rate loans -Provided information on fair housing, fair lending, and accessibility rights -Developed sustainable household budgets -Assisted clients to improve their financial capacity (reduce debt load, increase savings, increase credit score) -Provided access to housing and non-housing resources -Assisted unhoused or potentially unhoused households to obtain housing -Aided tenants to avoid eviction -Helped first-time homebuyers obtain mortgages -Assisted homeowners with understanding home equity conversion mortgages (HECM) -Aided homeowners to improve their home conditions and affordability -Assisted homeowners facing foreclosure to prevent or resolve a mortgage default and stay in their home.
3110 Route 611
Tannersville, PA 18372
Eligibility: Call for information.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 am to 7 pm Saturday & Sunday: As needed We are closed on Major Holidays.
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. - Legal Representation
Local attorneys offer pro bono legal representation for civil cases. Handles a broad spectrum of civil cases, including the following: landlord-tenant, debtor-creditor problems, mortgage foreclosures, unemployment compensation, termination of social security or SSI benefits, uninsured tort defense, family law and other serious civil matters.
233 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: Must be a resident of Lackawanna County . For free services, eligibility requirements do apply. Potential clients must reside in households whose gross incomes do not exceed 125 per cent of the federal poverty guidelines. In addition, their household assets must not exceed certain limits. Services are primarily for Lackawanna County residents and only for cases within Lackawanna County.
Hours: Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - CoC Programs
Some homeless households are eligible for permanent housing assistance through LCCAP. These households must meet additional eligibility guidelines. Clients are able to select housing of their choice, taking into consideration their support systems, employment, and transportation needs. Case managers travel to participants homes bi-monthly to conduct inspections of the property, teach life skills, provide financial literacy/budgeting counseling, and track progress toward goals.
241 West Grant Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Services (Bristol)
Provides services in civil cases and small claims dealing with consumer issues (bankruptcy, foreclosures), housing, abuse, elder law, custody and public benefits. Pro bono programs available.
1290 Veterans Highway
Box 809
Bristol, PA 19007
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - (Chester City, Delaware County)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides free civil legal services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. In addition, Pro Bono programs in all four counties are avenues through which private attorneys willing to donate their time, advise and represent low-income clients, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly. Legal Services include: - Consumer problems (including bankruptcy, debt relief, foreclosures and sheriff's sales) - Custody - Denial/Termination of government benefits - Domestic Violence - Elder law issues - Employment law - Expungement of criminal records, Clean Slate and pardons - Housing, including mortgage foreclosure, landlord/tenant, evictions, public housing and Section 8, subsidized housing - Protection from Abuse orders (PFAs) - Public Benefits, including Unemployment Compensation, SSI, SSDI, TANF (cash assistance), SNAP (food stamps), Medical Assistance (Medicare), and more - Utilities - Veterans
419 Avenue of the States
Suite 605
Chester, PA 19013
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Services (Doylestown)
Legal Services at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides services in civil cases and small claims. In addition, Pro Bono programs operating in all five counties are avenues through which private attorneys willing to donate their time, advise and represent low-income clients, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly. Legal Services include: Consumer problems (including bankruptcy, foreclosures and sheriff's sales) , Custody , Denial/Termination of government benefits, Elder law issues , Housing (including Landlord/Tenant disputes, Public Housing and Section 8) , Protection from abuse , Social Security , Employment (including unemployment compensation and expungement of criminal records) , Utilities
The Almshouse
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (Pottstown)
Legal Services at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides services in civil cases and small claims. In addition, Pro Bono programs operating in all five counties are avenues through which private attorneys willing to donate their time, advise and represent low-income clients, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly. Legal Services include: - Consumer problems (including bankruptcy, foreclosures and sheriff's sales) - Custody - Denial/Termination of government benefits - Elder law issues - Housing (including Landlord/Tenant disputes, Public Housing and Section 8) - Protection from abuse - Social Security - Employment (including unemployment compensation and expungement of criminal records) - Utilities
933 North Charlotte Street
Suite 2-A
Pottstown, PA 19464
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (West Chester)
Legal Services at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides services in civil cases and small claims. In addition, Pro Bono programs operating in all five counties are avenues through which private attorneys willing to donate their time, advise and represent low-income clients, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly. Legal Services include: - Consumer problems (including bankruptcy, foreclosures and sheriff's sales) - Custody - Denial/Termination of government benefits - Elder law issues - Housing (including Landlord/Tenant disputes, Public Housing and Section 8) - Protection from abuse - Social Security - Employment (including unemployment compensation and expungement of criminal records) - Utilities
222 North Walnut Street
2nd Floor
West Chester, PA 19380
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (Norristown)
Legal Services at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides services in civil cases and small claims. In addition, Pro Bono programs operating in all five counties are avenues through which private attorneys willing to donate their time, advise and represent low-income clients, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly. Legal Services include: - Consumer problems (including bankruptcy, foreclosures and sheriff's sales) - Custody - Denial/Termination of government benefits - Elder law issues - Housing (including Landlord/Tenant disputes, Public Housing and Section 8) - Protection from abuse - Social Security - Employment (including unemployment compensation and expungement of criminal records) - Utilities
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
LHOP - Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
LHOP - Housing Equality and Equity Institute - Lancaster
**NOTES** Office is closed but they can be reached by phone or email until furher notice. Handles complaints when people feel they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion,ancestry, sex, age, national origin, familial status or disability in the area of housing. Examples of cases include: 1. Refusal to rent to a prospective tenant because of race, color, etc. 2. Charging additional rent due to race, color, etc. 3. Requiring a rental agreement or lease which provides that the tenant shall remain childless or may not maintain a household with a person of a certain age 4. Failing to allow a service/support animal for a person with a disability in an apartment or house with a no pet policy. 5. Not allowing a tenant with a disability that receives social security disability payments the reasonable accommodation of paying rent at a date later than the first of each month when a tenant receives their check after the first. Produces a series of housing rights and responsibilities materials as well as offers private consultations for individuals seeking to understand their specific housing situation. The center also provides educational information on an individual basis and through agency seminars. Also presents "Fair Housing 101", a free, one hour training course that provides discussion and information on fair housing laws and their application.
308 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Eligibility: For discrimination services: The complaint must fall in one of the protected classes (race, religion, sex, age, etc.)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
LHOP - Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
LHOP - Housing Equality and Equity Institute - York
**NOTES** Office is closed but they can be reached by phone or email until furher notice. Handles complaints when people feel they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion,ancestry, sex, age, national origin, familial status or disability in the area of housing. Examples of cases include: 1. Refusal to rent to a prospective tenant because of race, color, etc. 2. Charging additional rent due to race, color, etc. 3. Requiring a rental agreement or lease which provides that the tenant shall remain childless or may not maintain a household with a person of a certain age 4. Failing to allow a service/support animal for a person with a disability in an apartment or house with a no pet policy. 5. Not allowing a tenant with a disability that receives social security disability payments the reasonable accommodation of paying rent at a date later than the first of each month when a tenant receives their check after the first. Produces a series of housing rights and responsibilities materials as well as offers private consultations for individuals seeking to understand their specific housing situation. The center also provides educational information on an individual basis and through agency seminars. Also presents "Fair Housing 101", a free, one hour training course that provides discussion and information on fair housing laws and their application.
116 North George Street
York, PA 17401
Eligibility: For discrimination services: The complaint must fall in one of the protected classes (race, religion, sex, age, etc.)
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services
Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 128 Breckenridge Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 213-A North Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 232 East Pitt Street
    Bedford, PA 15522
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 501 Washington Street
    Fourth Floor, Suite 401
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 171 Lakemont Park Boulevard
    Altoona, PA 16602
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 3500 East College Ave
    Suite 1295
    State College, PA 16801
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 211 East Locust Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 401 East Louther Street
    Suite 103
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 230 Lincoln Way East
    Suite A
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 38 North Christian Street
    Suite 200
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 513 Chestnut Street
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 3 Monument Square
    Suite 303
    Lewistown, PA 17044
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 315 North Centre Street
    Suite 101
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 29 North Queen Street
    York, PA 17403
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating.
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Tenant Action Group (TAG)
    "A Voice for the Voiceless" Tenant Rights Advocacy, Outreach and Referrals, and free workshops and classes that educate tenants about their legal rights and responsiblities.
    113 East Main Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Neighborhood Dispute Settlement
    Neighborhood Dispute Settlement
    Settles non-legal matters, provides trained mediators for disputes involving neighbors, neighborhood groups, youth-related problems and fights, landlord/tenant, noise, trash, business/consumer, child custody, harassment/vandalism and other minor criminal issues. No domestic violence problems. Mediation training and conflict resolution services.
    2001 North Front Street
    Building 1, Suite 211
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    Eligibility: Anyone needing alternate dispute resolution in or outside of formal, official processes.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny
    Provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.
    928 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Eligibility: Income based: Gross income for most services must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. There are exceptions depending upon grants we receive at any given time e.g. for those who are facing Mortgage foreclosure or eviction. Some services are available regardless of income e.g. those seeking Protection from Abuse and elderly clients in Allegheny County.
    Hours: Applications on-line at https://nlsa.us/ at any time are preferred by using the Get Legal Help link. Calls or walk-ins are also accepted. Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm for walk-ins Telephone Intake Hours: 9:00am to 1:00 pm(closed between noon and 1pm but messages may be left between noon and 1:00 p.m.)
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Lawrence
    Provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.
    125 East North Street
    Suite 329 - Temple Building
    New Castle, PA 16101
    Eligibility: Income based: Gross income for most services must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. No income guidelines for those seeking Protection from abuse, and there are varying guidelines for some services depending upon availability of grant funds.
    Hours: Applications on-line at https://nlsa.us/ at any time are preferred by using the Get Legal Help link. Calls or walk-ins are also accepted. Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm for walk-ins Telephone Intake Hours: 9:00am to 1:00 pm(closed between noon and 1pm but messages may be left between noon and 1:00 p.m.)
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Butler
    Provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.
    220 S. Main Street
    Suite C, Plaza Level
    Butler, PA 16001
    Eligibility: Income based: Gross Income for most services must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. No income guidelines for Protection from Abuse, and guidelines vary for some services depending upon program grant funding.
    Hours: Applications on-line at https://nlsa.us/ at any time are preferred by using the Get Legal Help link. Calls or walk-ins are also accepted. Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm for walk-ins Telephone Intake Hours: 9:00am to 1:00 pm(closed between noon and 1pm but messages may be left between noon and 1:00 p.m.)
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Beaver
    Provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.
    500 Market Street
    Stone Point Landing, Suite 204A
    Bridgewater, PA 15009
    Eligibility: Income based: Gross income for most services must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. No income guidelines for those seeking Protection from abuse, and there are varying guidelines for some services depending upon availability of grant funds.
    Hours: Applications on-line at https://nlsa.us/ at any time are preferred by using the Get Legal Help link. Calls or walk-ins are also accepted. Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm for walk-ins Telephone Intake Hours: 9:00am to 1:00 pm(closed between noon and 1pm but messages may be left between noon and 1:00 p.m.)
    New Bethany Ministries
    New Bethany Ministries - Housing Assistance
    Provides: - Rental Assistance households with arrears - Security Deposit for homeless household - Housing Search Assistance - Tenent rights information and counseling - Experienced mediators
    313 West 4th Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Eligibility: Currently housed with rent arrears or homeless households for rental deposit or housing locator help
    Hours: By appointment only Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    North Penn Legal Services
    Landlord/Tenant Assistance - Lycoming/Clinton Counties
    Gives priority to advocacy that enables families to avoid the loss of their homes through uninhabitability, eviction, or foreclosure, and helping families enjoy safe and secure housing, whether threatened by on-going conditions in public or private housing or by natural disaster.
    25 West Third Street
    Suite 400
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: NPLS offers representation to low income families who need legal help.In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.NPLS may take into account some expenses (for example, employment-related expenses, child support paid out, and unusually high medical expenses) for households above these guidelines. Available services may very by county. There may be income exceptions based on your legal problem.# Persons in family unit gross monthly income1 $1,2162 $1,6393 $2,0614 $2,4845 $2,9596 $3,3937 $3,8268 $4,2599 $4,69310 $5,126
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm; Applications are taken over the phone by calling 877-953-4250 during the following times: Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 11:30am (no Friday hours). Apply online anytime at www.northpennlegal.org/get-help.
    North Penn Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
    Legal advocates for low-income individuals and families for more than 50 years. NPLS helps people establish eligibility for public benefits, protect themselves from domestic violence, gain access to healthcare and avoid loss of housing due to uninhabitability, eviction or foreclosure. Can also provide self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
    559 Main Street
    Suite 200
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups who need legal assistance
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    North Penn Legal Services
    Preserving the Home
    Focus on private landlord/tenant evictions and evictions from public housing, mortgage foreclosure defense including cases of bankruptcy, utility shut-offs, protection of rights and preservation of eligibility related to subsidized housing, enforcing legal protections in regards to habitability and the recovery of tenant property illegally seized or retained by landlords.
    133 North Second Street
    Sunbury, PA 17801
    Eligibility: In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
    Hours: Mon - Fri; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office
    Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving: Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
    1001 State Street
    Renaissance Centre, Suite 700
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford Office
    Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving public benefits, housing, family law, employment, education, and consumer law.
    100 Main Street
    Bradford, PA 16701
    Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer County
    Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving: Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
    3110 Highland Road
    Suite 203
    Hermitage, PA 16148
    Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Venango County
    Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
    1243 Liberty Street
    Suite 420
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Warren Office
    Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
    315 2nd Avenue
    Suite 401
    Warren, PA 16365
    Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford Office
    Provides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.
    260 Chestnut Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Eligibility: Visit http://www.nwls.org/guidelines.htm Income guidelines apply except for those seeking Protection From Abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Landlord / Tenant Assistance
    Accepts complaints via mail on tenant landlord matters. Has subpeona powers to investigate cases. Provides information and complaint handling on tenant / landlord problems, including those related to mobile homes.
    320 Market Street
    Strawberry Square, 16th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    Eligibility: Pennsylvania residents and businesses
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    TURN (Tenant Union Representative Network) - Individualized Tenant Counseling
    Trained tenants' rights specialists meet with tenants to discuss housing questions and problems and assist in resolving the problem. Counselor also educates the tenant, advocate for his/her rights, and make referrals as needed.
    100 South Broad Street
    8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19110
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    TURN (Tenant Union Representative Network) - Tenant Self-Help Classes
    Offers a free Tenants' Rights workshop to educate tenants about their legal rights and responsibilities. It is held at TAG's office. Also offers a Court Preparation Class (Eviction Defense) every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am at Municipal Court.
    100 South Broad Street
    8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19110
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    TURN (Tenant Union Representative Network) - Court Preparation Classes
    Offers a Court Preparation Class (Eviction Defense) every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am at Municipal Court, 34 S. 11th Street, 4th Floor. This class assists those who have been served with an eviction notice by the landlord or a notice to appear in court.
    100 South Broad Street
    8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19110
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    TURN (Tenant Union Representative Network) - Tenant Organizing
    Experienced tenant organizers will come to an apartment building and meet with groups of tenants interested in forming a tenant council.
    100 South Broad Street
    8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19110
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    TURN (Tenant Union Representative Network) - Senior Assistance Program (TAGADAPT)
    Designed to meet the specific needs of elderly tenants through phone counseling and home visits. In addition, the program can provide a small number of adaptive modifications in the homes of low-income senior tenants who need them in order to remain in their apartment. Modifications are generally grab bars for the bathtub or toilet, handheld showers, and bath benches.
    100 South Broad Street
    8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19110
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Advocacy
    Advocates at VSC are available to act as a liaison within the criminal justice system and to provide support, encouragement, information and assistance to victims of crime and their significant others. VSC has a strict policy of confidentiality. State law requires us to protect information shared by sexual assault survivors. Advocacy Services - Inform victim/survivor's of their rights (Victim Bill of Rights - Act 111 of 1998) - Crisis Intervention - In-person advocacy and support during criminal justice proceedings - Hospital, court and police accompaniments - Assistance with Victim Impact Statements - Assistance with filing for Victims Compensation - Assistance with Crime Victim Notification Program - Information and referrals to appropriate community resources The VSC advocate is committed to ensuring that: - The victim/survivor is treated with dignity, compassion and respect during the course of the criminal proceeding; - The victim/survivor has full knowledge of their rights as a victim of crime in Pennsylvania; - The victim/survivor is fully informed during each step of the process; and - The victim/survivors permission is sought prior to any action taken.
    325 Swede Street
    2nd Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility: VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level. Client must either be a resident of Montgomery County or the crime had to have occurred in Montgomery County. Victims do not have to report crime to law enforcement to receive services from VSC.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Evening appointments available Crisis Hotline: 24/7
    Allentown Tenant Association
    Allentown Tenant Association
    City of Reading
    City of Reading - Property Maintenance
    Community Justice Project Pittsburgh Office
    Community Justice Project - Pittsburgh Office
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
    Community Legal Services - Housing Law
    Franklin County Legal Services
    Legal Advice, Representation, and Education
    Harrisburg Center Peace and Justice
    Housing and Rental Counseling
    Integra Home Counseling
    Integra Home Counseling Inc.
    Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
    Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. - Legal Representation
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - CoC Programs
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Services (Bristol)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - (Chester City, Delaware County)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
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    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (West Chester)
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    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Legal Services (Norristown)
    LHOP - Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
    LHOP - Housing Equality and Equity Institute - Lancaster
    LHOP - Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
    LHOP - Housing Equality and Equity Institute - York
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    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Tenant Action Group (TAG)
    Neighborhood Dispute Settlement
    Neighborhood Dispute Settlement
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Lawrence
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Butler
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Beaver
    New Bethany Ministries
    New Bethany Ministries - Housing Assistance
    North Penn Legal Services
    Landlord/Tenant Assistance - Lycoming/Clinton Counties
    North Penn Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
    North Penn Legal Services
    Preserving the Home
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office
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    Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford Office
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer County
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    Northwestern Legal Services - Venango County
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    Northwestern Legal Services - Warren Office
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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Landlord / Tenant Assistance
    Tenant Union Representative Network
    TURN (Tenant Union Representative Network) - Individualized Tenant Counseling
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Advocacy
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