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Homeownership and Consumer
This week, City Council stepped up to help vulnerable homeowners in Philadelphia who are struggling with delinquent property taxes or facing a tax foreclosure.  City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill which takes two...
Public Benefits
Today, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is announcing changes to the state’s Medicaid (MA) policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C (HCV) virus. Community Legal Services represents several clients who were...
Public Benefits
In May 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to cap federal funding for the Medicaid program and to end Medicaid expansion. Now, the U.S. Senate is weighing these devastating cuts to Medicaid. Call your Senators today! Tell your U...
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected Dina Schlossberg to their overlapping Boards of Directors. Ms. Schlossberg is the Deputy Director and Senior Attorney for Multifamily Housing at Regional...
Employment
Today, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued a report of his audit of Pennsylvania’s administration of its unemployment compensation (UC) system.  The report concluded that $35 million is needed to return around 500 furloughed UC...
Energy
Come SPEAK OUT About PECO’s Prepaid Electric Meter Plan                                       PUBLIC HEARINGS TO BE HELD MONDAY, APRIL 24 Center CityApril 24, 10am - 12pm The Betsy Ross Room 801 Market Street (enter on 8th...
Family Advocacy
On March 28, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed and remanded the order terminating parental rights in the case of L.B.M., holding that failure to appoint client-directed counsel to represent the children’s legal interests was a...
Homeownership and Consumer, Housing
Yesterday, 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 budget documents. Community Legal Services...
Have you ever been arrested? Are you under age 25? Have you ever lived in HUD, Section 8, or Public Housing? If so, contact Community Legal Services at 215-981-3785 to get free and confidential legal help with: Expungement of juvenile...
Congress’s Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act Would Be Devastating for Pennsylvania Families, Seniors, and People with Disabilities who Rely on Medicaid Philadelphia – Last night, the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy...