Housing and Shelter

Inform yourself about tenant rights, public and subsidized housing, evictions/foreclosures, and more.
Landlords have a legal duty to provide tenants a safe, sanitary, and reasonably comfortable living space. Learn how the warranty of habitability may affect your case in court.
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What can you expect to pay for public housing rent? Find out here.
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A rundown for applying for public and subsidized housing in Pennsylvania, and the contact numbers for county housing authorities.
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Landlords are limited by law as to how much they can request and what they can do with a security deposit. Learn your rights as a tenant here.
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Information on stopping foreclosure actions.
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Learn about your rights as a mobile home owner under the provisions of the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act.
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Questions and answers about suing in Magisterial District Judge Court, typically for not refunding a security deposit or returning a tenant's property after a move.
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Your questions about Magisterial District Courts and defending against an eviction notice are answered here.
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The Pennslyvania Landlord/Tenant Act lays out a process landlords must follow for evicting tenants, regardless of cause. Learn how this may aid your defense.
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Tenants legally have the right to enjoy the property they rent peacefully; learn what and what does not qualify as a breach of this right.
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A list of housing resources in Erie County for those facing eviction.
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