Philadelphia Region

Philadelphia Region

The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia county is served by two programs, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Legal Assistance.

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Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia supplies free legal aid to low-income residents of Philadelphia and also engages in advocating for critical policy changes.


Apply for Service:

FOR HELP WITH: Landlord and Tenant Issues

Call: 267-443-2500
9am-6pm Monday-Friday

Or visit to learn about your rights as a tenant


Mortgage or Property Taxes
Issues with your job
Clearing your criminal record
Child abuse cases causing issues with employment
SSI Disability Benefits (appeals)
DHS/Dependency cases

Call: 215-981-3700
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am-12pm

Walk In:
Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-12pm

  • 1424 Chestnut St.
  • 1410 W. Erie Ave (Broad and Erie)

FOR HELP WITH: Welfare, Public Benefits, Food Stamps and Senior Issues

Call: 215-981-3700
Mondays and Thursdays 9am-12pm

Walk In: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm

  • 1410 W. Erie Ave (Broad and Erie)

Center City Office

1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Counties Served: Philadelphia

North Philadelphia Law Center:

1410 W. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Counties Served: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Philadelphia Legal Assistance is dedicated to enforcing and protecting the rights of individuals and families by providing accessible, creative and high-quality legal assistance and working collaboratively for systemic change.



Calling a Hotlines is the fastest way to speak with a PLA advocate about your legal issue:

  • Save Your Home Philly Hotline - For help with home mortgages, sheriff sales, or tangled titles call 215-334-HOME (4663) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Eviction Diversion Program Tenant Hotline - For help with an eviction call 215-523-9501 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Family Law Hotline - For help with child custody, leaving an abusive home, or another family issue, call 215-981-3838 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • General Intake Hotline - For help with unemployment compensation, tax issues, or any other issue, call 215-981-3800 between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  
  • SSI Cases - If your legal problem is SSI, contact Community Legal Services (CLS) for assistance. 

Apply for Service:

Call the Hotline listed above for your legal problem

Apply Online

Philadelphia Office

718 Arch Street, Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Counties Served: Philadelphia




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