Joan Belfus is a paralegal in CLS’ Housing Unit. She is part of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Program (PEPP) which is a program that focuses on providing representation to low-income tenants facing eviction. She is based at the Tenant Landlord Help Center located in Municipal Court. Prior to joining CLS, Joan interned at the Military Assistance Project where she assisted veterans with VA Benefits, VA Appeals, Discharge Upgrades, and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings.
Joan received a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State University in 2010 and certificates in Paralegal Studies and Electronic Discovery from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2019.