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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...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council's Committees on Legislative Oversight on March 29, 2018. Good morning, members of the Committee. I am a Supervising Attorney with...
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...
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...
Philadelphia is the poorest major city in the country, with many residents struggling to balance rising housing costs with utility bills, medical expenses, and other necessities.  More than half...
This article, which was written by Jesse Krohn and CLS attorney Jamie Gullen, originally appeared in the University of Baltimore Law Review. Introduction: What About the Boys? As young women...
The following letter was sent by Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of CLS's Housing Unit, to the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Philadelphia Housing Authority on October...
10 Ways the Federal Government can Alleviate Poverty and its Devastating Effects As the nation turns its eyes to the national political conventions in Cleveland and in Philadelphia, it is...
In 1972, CLS filed a racial discrimination class action against Local 542 of the Operating Engineers, a case that remains under court supervision 44 years later.  Its storied history included a...
This article was originally published in Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review - Spring 2015. Copyright (c) 2015 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review; Rasheedah Phillips. The...