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The Pennsylvania Department of Human Service will be holding a Public Hearing on the LIHEAP 2019 Proposed State Plan on Thursday, July 5 from 10am to noon at the Free Library Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine Street in Philadelphia. Please...
Employment
Groundbreaking Automated Record Sealing with Broad Support Will Help Pennsylvanians Get a Second Chance Today, a "Clean Slate" bill providing for automated sealing of qualified criminal cases (HB 1419) was signed by Governor Tom Wolf. ...
Homeownership and Consumer
Bill to Legalize High-Cost Payday Loans in Pennsylvania Headed to Vote Next Week A bill has been filed in the Pennsylvania legislature that would legalize high-cost payday loans in Pennsylvania. State Rep. Brian Ellis, the House...
Aging and Disabilities
May is Older Americans month. This series explores new and growing movements and ideas that help older adults maintain their independence and autonomy throughout later life. We will be exploring alternatives to guardianship, and home and...
Aging and Disabilities
May is Older Americans month. This series explores new and growing movements and ideas that help older adults maintain their independence and autonomy throughout later life. We will be exploring alternatives to guardianship, and home and...
Homeownership and Consumer
With $400,000 Award From Commonwealth, City & Legal Aid Groups to Help Seniors & Vulnerable People At Risk of Losing Their Homes Philadelphia, May 7, 2018 – City and state leaders joined with anti-poverty organizations on Monday...
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected two new members to their overlapping Board of Directors: Steve Lee, Deputy General Counsel for Government Investigations at Comcast, and CLS client and...
Employment
Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) has prepared a presentation on issues about criminal record-clearing (often called “expungement,” but also including sealing, and the like).  The power point presentation is being made available for use...
Homeownership and Consumer
CLS and the City: Helping save one home at a time adds up! The Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue issued its annual report this week, showing that the City’s Owner-Occupied Tax Payment Agreement program (OOPA) has helped over 16,000...
Housing
Today, Community Legal Services (CLS) filed emergency injunctions on behalf of tenants to stop illegal evictions at Dorsett Court and Admiral Court apartments in West Philadelphia.  These preliminary injunctions ask the court to enter an...