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Mayor Jim Kenney announced the launch of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project, a new set of services for tenants facing eviction.  This effort will reduce the number of evictions and provide more resources to tenants in danger of...
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...
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...
Employment, Housing
On Monday, April 25, 2016, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro kicked off National Reentry Week with a listening session with clients of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia...
Housing
The Super Bowl is happening this weekend and, although there is insufficient evidence to support claims that incidents of domestic violence spike on Super Bowl Sunday, this myth can bring more attention to abuse in the United States, where...
Housing
Today, Philadelphia City Council voted in committee to pass Bill No 140716, which establishes requirements for landlords to provide notice of a rent increase to tenants, and for tenants to provide notice to landlords if they wish not to...
Housing
Update, May 14, 2015: To view the photos of George being honored, click here.   On May 14, 2015, Philadelphia City Council will honor George Gould, Managing Attorney of the Housing & Energy Units at Community Legal Services, for...
CLS Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich was on WHYY's Radio Times on April 2nd to discuss what the next mayor of Philadelphia can do to reduce poverty in our city. The panel also featured Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion and Witness to...
Housing
CLS Housing Unit Attorney Rachel Garland and Regional Housing Legal Services' Judy Berkman and Mark Schwartz, have published an update to their March 2013 Clearinghouse Review article on domestic violence and housing advocacy in...
Housing
CLS Intern Yvelisse Pelotte's reflections on race, poverty, and the need to serve. I was educated at inner city public schools and received my bachelor’s degree from a Pennsylvania state school. I am an obvious racial minority in my...