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Philadelphia City Council has recently introduced two proposals to address the problem of trespass into residential properties – a practice often described as “squatting.”  As long-standing...
Many families do not realize they are living in toxic homes. Lead paint puts children at risk for serious health issues and developmental delays, yet housing laws regarding lead paint are poorly...
The following testimony was delivered by Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of CLS's Housing Unit, in front of Philadelphia City Council on March 20, 2017. Good afternoon, my name is Rasheedah...
On March 8th, it was reported that the presidential administration is considering more than $6 billion in cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to preliminary...
Yesterday, it was reported that the presidential administration is considering more than $6 billion in cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to preliminary budget...
Philadelphia is the poorest major city in the country, with many residents struggling to balance rising housing costs with utility bills, medical expenses, and other necessities.  More than half...
Community Legal Services calls for action to preserve affordable housing for low-income tenants. PHILADELPHIA – A report detailing affordable housing at risk of being lost due to owner opt-out was...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips to the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and the Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD...
The following statement was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney George Gould on October 31, 2016 at a press conference about lead safety in Philadelphia. Good morning.  My name is George Gould...
The following letter was sent by Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of CLS's Housing Unit, to the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Philadelphia Housing Authority on October...