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Find local resources for your housing issues in your state. You can find legal aid groups to call for help. You can see what rental assistance programs may help you. Or you can use tools to write letters or file court documents to protect yourself.

Last updated on November 17, 2021

Legal Help in Pennsylvania

for assistance with housing, benefits, work, domestic violence, custody, discrimination, and other issues

Pennsylvania Law Help

https://www.palawhelp.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

Pennsylvania Judicial System Self-Help

http://www.pacourts.us/learn/representing-yourself

Serves all local counties and cities

MidPenn Legal Services, Inc.

https://www.midpenn.org(717) 232-0581

Serves local areas: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin,...

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Neighborhood Legal Services Association

https://nlsa.us(866) 761-6572

Serves local areas: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence

Laurel Legal Services, Inc.

http://www.laurellegalservices.org(800) 253-9558

Serves local areas: Armstrong, Cambria, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson, Westmoreland

North Penn Legal Services, Inc.

https://www.northpennlegal.org(800) 982-4387

Serves local areas: Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lyco...

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Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

http://lasp.org(877) 429-5994

Serves local areas: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery

Northwestern Legal Services

http://www.nwls.org(800) 665-6957

Serves local areas: Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango,...

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Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.

https://spla.org(800) 846-0871

Serves local areas: Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington

Regional Housing Legal Services

https://www.rhls.org/215-572-7300

Serves local areas: Glenside, Pittsburgh

Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center

https://www.philalegal.org(215) 981-3800

Serves local areas: Philadelphia

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

https://hellolandlord.org/

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

https://www.norent.org/en/

Serves all of US


Financial Assistance for Housing in Pennsylvania

for help paying rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs

Pennsylvania Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/ERAP/Pages/ERAP.aspx

PA renters and landlords can apply for rent and utilities owed because of COVID-19.

United Way/211 of Pennsylvania

https://www.uwp.org/programs/2-1-1/Call 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all local counties and cities

Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance

https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/

Renters can get help paying rent and utilities if they've had financial problems since Mar...

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Serves all local counties and cities

Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance

https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/

Serves local areas: Allegheny County, Pittsburgh

Berks County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://www.doyourpartberks.com/rental-assistance

Serves local areas: Berks County

Bucks County Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA)

https://buckscounty.org/LivingAndWorking/RentHelp

Serves local areas: Bucks County

Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

https://www.chesco.org/4905/Rent-Assistance

Serves local areas: Chester County

Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://cchra.com/program/individual/Emergency-rental-assistance-program

Serves local areas: Cumberland County

Serves local areas: Dauphin County

Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance (DELCO ERA)

https://www.delco-era.com/

Serves local areas: Delaware County

Erie County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://www.eccm.org/Emergency-Rental-Assistance#application

Serves local areas: Erie County

Lackawanna County Emergency Rental Assistance

https://relief.lackawannacounty.org/

Serves local areas: Lackawanna County

Lancaster CountyCOVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

https://www.lchra.com/rent/

Serves local areas: Lancaster County

Lehigh County Emergency Rental Assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesad.org/rent-assistance/

Serves local areas: Lehigh County

Luzerne County COVID Rent and Utility Assistance Program

https://www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/covidrentrelief

Serves local areas: Luzerne County

Montgomery County Rent and Utility Relief Program

https://yourwayhome.org/eruc

Serves local areas: Montgomery County

Philadelphia Rental Assistance Phase 4

https://rent-assist.phila.gov/#/

Serves local areas: Philadelphia

Washington County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

https://myblueprints.org/services/home/rental-assistance/

Serves local areas: Washington

Westmoreland County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

https://www.theunionmission.org/erap

Serves local areas: Westmoreland County

York County’s Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP)

https://www.yorkcpc.org/take-action/

Serves local areas: York County

National United Way/211

https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayCall 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

https://findhelp.org

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/

Serves all of US


Other Services to Help in Pennsylvania

for domestic violence, health coverage, food benefits, mental health, and other issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-8255

Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/1-800-799-7233Text LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support

https://www.crisistextline.org/Text HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

https://www.apple.com/covid19

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Serves all of US

USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

Serves all of US