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Philadelphia is changing rapidly, and with it, property values and rents are rising.  Philadelphia has typically lagged behind its peers In New York, Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles in...
CLS Housing Unit Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips sent the following letter on September 10, 2018 to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Urban Affairs and Housing Committee in...
The following letter was sent to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 8, 2018 by CLS attorney Maria Pulzetti. Dear Representative, Please vote no on SB 6, which harms families,...
Michael Froehlich, the Managing Attorney of CLS's Homeownership & Consumer Rights Unit, filed an amicus brief in an important homeownership case that came before the Pennsylvania Supreme...
Research, data, and most importantly, the lived experiences of people with criminal records show that expungement and sealing can be life-changing for the vast number of people who qualify.  The...
Recognizing the critical need to ensure that everyone has access to the courts, regardless of immigration status, CLS has been working with the ICE Out of Courts Coalition—a group made up legal...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Nadia Hewka in front of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on August 27, 2018. I’m here as an attorney who represents low...
CLS and our Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project (PEPP) partners have just released six new videos to help tenants assert their rights and avoid eviction. You can watch them below or check...
A New Law Will Expand Clearing of Criminal Records in Pennsylvania A new law called "Clean Slate" will automatically seal many criminal cases, starting around July 2020.  Automatically...
On July 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in a unanimous decision, found that Act 80 of 2012 was enacted in a manner that violated the Pennsylvania Constitution.  Act 80 did many...