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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...
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
Community Legal Services (CLS) is proud to announce the hiring of two fellows to assist low-income Philadelphians facing property tax foreclosure. These fellows, Catherine Martin and Jonathan Sgro, will work to prevent foreclosures and...
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...