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Landlord-Tenant Private Housing

Landlord-Tenant Private Housing

CLS provides legal representation and advice to low-income tenants who are renters in non-subsidized housing in Philadelphia County. We provide, when possible, counsel in cases involving eviction, illegal lockouts, unlawful termination of utilities, homes in disrepair, and Complaints before the Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission. Tenants who reside in subsidized housing should go to our Public Housing page.

When you come in for legal help you must bring:

  • A copy of your lease (if you have a written lease)
  • Any court papers you have
  • Rent receipts
  • Proof of income

If you are having repair or heat problems, call L & I at 311- you can still see us on intake, too. The sooner L & I finds a heat violation, the sooner a tenant may get heat.

How to get help:

Walk-in Intake

Community Legal Services
Center City Office

1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Temporary Fall Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Phone Intake

Live 11am-7pm Monday - Friday
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