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The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips to Philadelphia City Council on February 13, 2018. Good morning, my name is Rasheedah Phillips, and I am the...
Michael Froehlich, Managing Attorney of CLS’s Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, testified today before the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) about the...
For nearly two decades, Community Legal Services (CLS) has been at the forefront of removing barriers to opportunity for people with criminal records. A major focus of that work has been to...
This webinar on CLS' work promoting access to expungement through community expungement clinics was presented by CLS Staff Attorney Jamie Gullen on December 13, 2017 and was hosted by the Clean Slate...
In 2016, Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Johnson-Bullock introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Legislation, which would amend the Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Act to create systemic...
Good news!  Starting January 2018, most low-income community college students can get SNAP benefits (food stamps). Apply Now! Until now, most students could only get SNAP if they were...
Which students have always been eligible for SNAP (also known as food stamps)? The general rule is that college students are not eligible for SNAP, but there are many exceptions.Students...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council by CLS Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips on November 27, 2017. Good afternoon, my name is Rasheedah Phillips, and I am the...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council by CLS Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips on November 27, 2017. Good afternoon, my name is Rasheedah Phillips, and I am the...
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...