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Right to Counsel Preliminary Evaluation

Philadelphia’s Right to Counsel law guarantees free legal representation to eligible low-income renters. Eligible renters have a Right to Counsel when they face:

  • Eviction proceedings.
  • Lease or other tenancy termination proceedings.
  • PHA housing subsidy termination proceedings.

Learn more about how to get free legal help to avoid eviction.

You can also find annual updates on Right to Counsel that cover the highlights and outcomes during each fiscal year.

This page hosts an evaluation of the program’s implementation, conducted by Reinvestment Fund.

Name Description Released Format
Implementing Right to Counsel in Philadelphia: An Evaluation of the Program’s 2022 Rollout PDF A preliminary evaluation of Philadelphia’s Right to Counsel (RTC) program, which launched in February 2022. November 30, 2023