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Many children and adults with serious disabilities like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a type of Social Security benefit. For kids with ASD, SSI benefits...
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...
Civil legal aid helps people who are depending on justice for survival: veterans denied rightfully earned benefits, families fighting wrongful evictions, women trapped in abusive relationships, and...
The Philadelphia District Attorney can play an important role in fighting poverty in America’s poorest big city. Criminal records, even minor and old ones, have an outsized effect on ...
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...
LIHEAP Helps Pennsylvania Families Stay Warm and Safe in the Winter! Families struggling to keep up with their bills must often choose between buying food and heating their homes in the winter....
As Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion under the ACA comes under attack, it is critical to speak up to preserve these vital health benefits. In order to take action, here's what you need to know:...
Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the U.S. House of Representatives’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The CBO confirms that...
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...
Congress will be reauthorizing the Farm Bill in 2018, and may consider cuts to the SNAP (food stamps) program before then.  It is critical that Congress maintain SNAP’s structure as an...