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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...
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,...
The City of Philadelphia is now sponsoring BenePhilly Centers, whose counselors will help city residents figure out what benefits they’re eligible for and help them apply.  The benefits include SNAP (food stamps) and health insurance, but...
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...