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Pennsylvania House Bill 71 (HB71), which would reduce evictions from 21 to 12 days, passed out of Pennsylvania House Urban Affairs Committee on May 14, 2019. HB71 is a harmful bill and Community...
Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services, gave the following testimony at a Philadelphia City Council budget hearing on May 8, 2019 Good afternoon...
CLS Housing Unit Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips and Staff Attorney Jenna Collins contributed to an amicus brief for the Massachusetts Supreme Court related to Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)...
Philadelphia is changing rapidly, and with it, property values and rents are rising.  Philadelphia has typically lagged behind its peers In New York, Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles in...
CLS Housing Unit Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips sent the following letter on September 10, 2018 to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Urban Affairs and Housing Committee in...
CLS and our Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project (PEPP) partners have just released six new videos to help tenants assert their rights and avoid eviction. You can watch them below or check...
We are excited to release the Philly Eviction Prevention Project Tenant Resource Guide!  The PEPP Tenant Resource Guide contains information on housing resources, including where to go for...
The following letter was sent to Philadelphia City Council on May 8, 2018. TO: The Public Safety Committee, Chairperson Curtis Jones, Vice Chair Kenyatta Johnson, Committee Members Jannie...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips to Philadelphia City Council on February 13, 2018. Good morning, my name is Rasheedah Phillips, and I am the...
In 2016, Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Johnson-Bullock introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Legislation, which would amend the Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Act to create systemic...