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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 April 17, 2021

Legal Help in Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania Law Help

Serves all local counties and cities

Pennsylvania Judicial System Self-Help

Serves all local counties and cities

MidPenn Legal Services, Inc. 232-0581

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

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Neighborhood Legal Services Association 761-6572

Serves local areas: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence

Laurel Legal Services, Inc. 253-9558

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

North Penn Legal Services, Inc. 982-4387

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

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Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania 429-5994

Serves local areas: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery

Northwestern Legal Services 665-6957

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

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Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. 846-0871

Serves local areas: Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington

Regional Housing Legal Services

Serves local areas: Glenside, Pittsburgh

Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center 981-3800

Serves local areas: Philadelphia

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

Serves all of US

Financial Assistance for Housing in Pennsylvania

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

United Way/211 of Pennsylvania 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all local counties and cities

National United Way/211 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

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


Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

Serves all of US

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

Serves all of US