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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...
Homeownership and Consumer
Community Legal Services commends HUD on these changes but urges further action to protect homeowners. Today, the federal Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced some much-needed reforms to its program for selling off...
Homeownership and Consumer
Today, Philadelphia City Council passed Resolution No. 160106, calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reform their programs for the sale of...
Homeownership and Consumer
This summer brought a tremendous victory for homeowners who have reverse mortgages on their houses. After advocacy by Community Legal Services (CLS) and others, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it...
Homeownership and Consumer
On April 30, 2015, the Philadelphia Department of Revenue issued its first annual report on Philadelphia’s new Owner-Occupied Payment Plan (OOPA) program.  The report shows that more than 6,300 households are under OOPA agreements,...
Homeownership and Consumer
On behalf of the low-income homeowners that Community Legal Services represents, we’re very excited about the legislation to expand access to property tax assistance programs that was introduced today.  If enacted, this will help save...
Homeownership and Consumer
For years, millions of dollars in delinquent property taxes have gone uncollected in Philadelphia. In the push to increase enforcement and collection of property taxes, Community Legal Services has seen a sharp increase in the number of...
Homeownership and Consumer
Senior citizens can apply for exemptions that will prevent their property taxes from going up, in light of recent changes to the Philadelphia property tax system. The Senior Citizen Low Income Special Real Estate Tax Provision ("Senior...