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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...

Fundamental to TURN's mission is a belief that housing is a human right.  Every individual is entitled to quality housing no matter what one's social economic status.  Unfortunately we as nation look at housing as commodity rather than a right.  We put more emphasis on speech...

[fusion_text]Most tenants have paid a landlord to complete a background check before being allowed to rent.  We are now offering you the ability to get objective data on your landlord and/or management company. We will rate them for free and for those seeking a detailed report, we charge a small...

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