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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...
Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free legal assistance in civil matters for low-income residents of Philadelphia.  We are strong advocates for our clients, including LGBTQ+ individuals,...
Arrest and conviction records create barriers to employment, housing, and other basic needs and services. For immigrant clients, a record may be even more damaging, as it can lead to immigration...
Young people of color across Pennsylvania are over-criminalized at staggering rates. The consequences for any contact with the juvenile or criminal systems can be severe and long-lasting, while the...
Last week, CLS filed an amicus brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s enforcement action on behalf of nursing home residents.  The amicus...
We hail the life and accomplishments of Dr. Herbert Needleman, the psychiatrist and environment health activist whose research and advocacy influenced four decades of our CLS anti-childhood lead...
The following letter was submitted to Seema Verma, Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on August 7, 2017. Re: Arbitration Agreements in Long-Term Care Facilities Dear...
Maripat Pileggi, Staff Attorney in CLS's Public Benefits Unit, delivered the following testimony at Philadelphia's public hearing on DHS’s proposed LIHEAP state plan on July 5, 2017. Community...
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:...
Yesterday, the United States Senate introduced their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The so-called “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would decimate Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program...