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Report: How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People & What We Need to Thrive

This report was written by Youth Justice Project inaugural Youth Action Board members, Deja Morgan, Alexi Chacon, and Madison Nardy.  When the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic in March 2020, young people across the country became unemployed, had to adjust to a virtual learning environment, experienced loss, housing insecurity, and more with no clear…

Pennsylvania va a iniciar un Fondo de Asistencia para Dueños de Propiedad (HAF) para ayudar los que han sufrido una dificultad económica a causa de la pandemia de coronavirus.

En marzo de 2021, el presidente Biden firmo como ley El Plan Estadounidense de Rescate (American Rescue Plan). El plan de rescate incluye $350 millón de dólares para un Fondo de Asistencia Para Dueños de Propiedad (“HAF”) para ayudar dueños de propiedad en Pennsylvania que han sufrido una dificultad económica a causa de la pandemia…

Pennsylvania to Launch Homeowner Assistance Fund to Help Homeowners Who Have Experienced a Financial Hardship Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated 09/02/2021 Información en Español   In March 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law.  The Rescue Plan included $350 million for a Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) to help Pennsylvania homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Federal law sets certain requirements about who can receive the…

PA must address epidemic of wage theft and workplace exploitation by modernizing wage laws

Pennsylvania’s wage laws have not been updated in decades. Meanwhile workplace practices have changed, with more subcontracting of work and more misclassification of workers as “independent contractors.” And the wage theft epidemic rages on. The PA Department of Labor and Industry (PALI) can and must issue regulations interpreting our existing laws to address the realities…

Testimony in Support of Full Use of Homeowner Assistance Funds to Help Pennsylvanians in Foreclosure

Community Legal Services attorney Rachel Gallegos testified on June 10, 2021, in support of Councilmember Cherelle Parker’s resolution calling for swift state action on the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) to help thousands of low- and moderate-income homeowners who have been affected by COVID and are at risk of foreclosure. Read the full resolution   My…

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Make Your Voice Heard about Unlawful PECO Shutoffs!

What happened? Because of two separate computer errors in 2018 and 2019, PECO unlawfully shut off nearly 50,000 customers without proper advance notice between June 25, 2018 and September 10, 2019. 1500 of those customers never got their service restored. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is requesting comments on a proposed settlement. Learn more…

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Applying for SSI A Short Guide for Case Managers

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides a modest monthly income to older adults aged 65 and older, and adults and children with serious disabilities who are struggling to make ends meet. Here’s how to apply!   1. Prepare paperwork. a. Financial info: Be ready to tell the Social Security Administration (SSA) about all income (like wages,…