CLS Holiday Intake Closures 2020

From December 24-January 3 our offices will be entirely closed. We will re-open for phone intake for all issues on January 4, 2021. You can still receive help with a landlord, PHA or Section 8 by calling the Philly Tenant Hotline at 267-443-2500 While we are closed, you can contact the following organizations for help.…

No Child Should Live in Deep Poverty: Strengthen TANF for PA Families and for Racial Justice

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally-funded block grant that provides cash assistance to the poorest Pennsylvania families. Parents are required to actively look for work or participate in a job training program. TANF additionally provides support for children under 18 being cared for by grandparents or other relatives, and for survivors of…

Report: Racial Disparities in Access to Supplemental Security Income Benefits for Children

SSI for children is crucial support for families in need. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides critical financial support to people with disabilities who experience economic hardship, including 1.1 million children. SSI income is crucial not only because it can boost families out of poverty, but also because in many states, SSI recipients are automatically eligible…