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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...
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...
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...
Managing Property Taxes CLS has created a new Philadelphia Property Tax Handbook to answer all your questions, which is available here. There are many programs available to help people pay...
By now, you likely know that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), in cooperation with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), has started eminent domain proceedings to take title to many...
The following testimony was delivered by Michael R. Froehlich, Managing Attorney of Community Legal Services' Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on...
The following testimony was delivered by Monty Wilson, Community Legal Services Supervising Attorney, to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Finance on June 8, 2015. Good morning members of...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Michael Froehlich on April 16, 2014 in response to Office of Housing and Community Development's (OHCD) call for comment on its Year 40...
CLS Senior Attorney Monty Wilson delivered the following testimony to Philadelphia City Council on March 24, 2014. The testimony was for the Committee on Appropriations Public hearing on the state of...
On June 6, 2013 Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass Bill No. 120054, which sought to reform property tax collection in the City of Philadelphia. Below is CLS Attorney Monty Wilson's...