The network

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 Philadelphia for example, there are no limits on the size or frequency of rent increases. Furthermore, many existing laws, such as housing codes, are not adequately enforced.  For these reasons we encourage tenants to think of their legal rights as a starting place not a resting place. And to consider joining TURN's Network.

The Network is a union. Not a labor union but a union of people from ALL AROUND THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA who are living in rented housing. People who believe in economic human rights and that the landlord/tenant relationship is often unfair. People who want a change.  TURN Members support each other in improving the quality of their housing and improving the fairness in the relationships with their landlords.

TURN Network members NEGOTIATE with landlords, MEET with government officials, PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC PROTESTS and EDUCATE other tenants in order to improve the situation of tenants in the City.  They let other tenants know what is going on and how they can get involved to help. We invite you to join TURN and unite your voice with the many others who want to improve housing conditions by promoting economic justice. JOIN NOW.



Tenant Rights TURN provides free workshops and individual counseling.

Organizing Organizers meet with tenants to help form a tenant union at buildings.

Rental Assistance TURN provides help with back rent and security deposits to low-income tenants.