CLS provides legal representation and advice to low-income renters in Philadelphia. For renters in housing that is not subsidized by the government, we assist with evictions, illegal lockouts, utility shut offs, building repair issues, complaints taken to the Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission. Tenants who reside in public or subsidized housing should go to our Subsidized Housing page.
Due to capacity issues, CLS staff are sometimes not able to see all new walk-in clients on a given day. If this is the case, you may be asked for your contact information for a follow-up phone call about your issue.
If you are having repair or heat problems, please call the City Department of Licenses & Inspections at 311. You can still see us on intake, as well. The sooner Licenses & Inspections finds a heat violation, the sooner you may get heat.