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Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected Arlene Rivera Finkelstein as President of their overlapping Boards of Directors. Ms. Rivera Finkelstein is Associate Dean and Executive Director of the...
Community Legal Services is taking action. This is an extremely challenging time for our vulnerable clients and our community. CLS is mobilizing to fight for our clients and for the laws, policies and programs that are essential to them...
Homeownership and Consumer
The City of Philadelphia is considering a proposal to ‘securitize’ property tax liens as a way to increase property tax collection.  “Securitization” is a complex process but it essentially involves selling delinquent property tax liens to...
Public Benefits
In the coming weeks, Congress will decide if it will end Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. It will also consider imposing per capita caps on Medicaid funding or converting Medicaid to a block grant. Tell your U.S. Senators...
Please join us for Community Law School Day – Saturday, February 25th, 10am-2:30pm, Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business and Industry (18th and Callowhill) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-law-school-day-tickets-...
Housing
Community Legal Services calls for action to preserve affordable housing for low-income tenants. PHILADELPHIA – A report detailing affordable housing at risk of being lost due to owner opt-out was released by the Justice Lab clinic at the...
Energy
CLS's Energy Unit and other consumer advocates strongly oppose PECO's controversial pre-paid meter pilot proposal. PECO’s proposal would make pre-paid utility service available to residential consumers in Pennsylvania for the first time....
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected four new members to their overlapping Boards of Directors. Joining CLS’s and PLA’s overlapping Boards of Directors are Larry Bendesky, Managing...
Aging and Disabilities, Public Benefits
Since the 2016 election, there has been talk about whether people’s health insurance coverage will change. Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare are still the law of the land.  Take action today to sign up for health insurance! Q:  Can I...
Employment
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (“CLS”) and Berger & Montague, P.C. jointly announce a $586,000 settlement of a claim brought by Plaintiff Jeniffer Santiago Rivera on behalf of a class of 268 home health aides who alleged that...