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The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story on dangerous lead levels in the Kensington, Port Richmond and Fishtown neighborhoods. Please read the article! We thought it was important to inform you about this issue and the preventative methods necessary. Philadelphia has a problem greater than other cities.  The issue...

On May 8th, 2018 COME TO THE PUBLIC FEEDBACK SESSION 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK BLVD, Room 1450, Philadelphia, PA LET THEM SEE AND HEAR FROM TENANTS! (Read the Report Here) (TURN'S REGULAR NETWORK MEETING WILL BE RESCHEDULED.)  ...

TURN is always closed when the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.  TURN will be closed on Wednesday, March 21th because of the expected winter storm.  TURN will reopen during normal business hours on Thursday. STAY SAFE/STAY HOME...

Leases are agreements between landlords and tenants. Good landlords will keep up their end of the bargain so that you can keep up yours without interruption. It is important to do a bit of research on your landlord or the landlord’s management company before you...

The new Philadelphia Squatter Law allows for the arrest of innocent victims of rental scams. Last June, 2018, Philadelphia City Council passed a new law creating civil penalties and potential arrest of people found to be occupying residential properties without the owner's permission.  This law overlaps with existing penalties...

The Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN) is a nonprofit tenant service and advocacy organization serving the city of Philadelphia and promoting the human right to housing. TURN educates and organizes tenants in order to promote housing as a human right. TURN is committed to giving individuals...

Understand Leasing Requirements; how to successfully Get Repairs; and your rights during Evictions. You cannot legally sign away your right to a decent place to live. Learn more about Leasing Requirements Tenants have a legal right to a safe home. Learn more about Repairs An eviction can only be done...

Several tenants acting together are far more effective than tenants acting one at a time. While tenants can often use their rights to get repairs made or to stop an illegal rent increase or eviction, existing laws do not completely meet the needs of tenants. In...

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