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This Saturday TURN is hosting an outdoor renters rights workshop for free! Please call us and ask to be registered for the workshop if you’re interested! #Philly #TenantsRights #TURN #TURNCares #COVIDFriendly...

Last night the US Supreme Court ended the CDC Moratorium early, putting hundreds of Philadelphians who thought they were protected by the moratorium through October 3rd at risk for immediate eviction. This will result in more surprise evictions for tenants who thought they had a...

Nicole Lawrence has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN), effective July 1, 2021.  Before becoming Executive Director, Nicole worked in the capacity as the Deputy Executive Director to Phil Lord, who retired as of June 30, 2021.  Nicole has...

TURN is hiring for the following position:  Hotline Paralegal Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN) seeks Hotline Paralegals committed to advocacy on behalf of low-income marginalized people to join the Tenant Rights Unit. TURN works to address the racial and economic inequities in housing across Philadelphia. While the...

TURN supports the national and international outcry against the racist system of state sanctioned violence against African-American people that has plagued this country since its very foundation. We are particularly concerned about the murder of African-American men under the color of law and the failure...

After an initial shut-down Philadelphia Municipal Court is starting to put tenants out again.  Cases that were filed before the courts closed will be allowed to go forward with evicting people from their homes. TENANTS WITH OUTSTANDING COURT CASES MAY NOT GET NEW NOTICES BEFORE...

Out of concern for the safety of our staff, clients and the entire community during the Covid-19 pandemic, TURN's office will be conducting a partial shutdown from until further notice.  This  closure will not affect the commitments or the essential operations of  the organization but...

Thanks to the efforts of tenants and tenant advocates all terminations of month to month leases or other leases for less than a year require a written 30 day notice stating a justifiable reason ("good cause").  Possible good causes include: —frequent lateness —committing a nuisance —causing property damage ...

The City of Philadelphia has a pretty robust housing code.  It is not perfect but it contains a strong standard for quality housing.  However, if you live here or have ever toured our city you would not believe this to be true.  We understand that...

This article hits on the human cost of gentrification.  Too often individuals are more focused on getting rich-er and never consider the affect that such decisions have on the very individuals who made them rich in the first place. Housing must be considered a human...

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