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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...
CLS Housing Unit Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips sent the following letter on September 10, 2018 to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Urban Affairs and Housing Committee in...
We are excited to release the Philly Eviction Prevention Project Tenant Resource Guide!  The PEPP Tenant Resource Guide contains information on housing resources, including where to go for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...