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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...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council by CLS Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips on November 27, 2017. Good afternoon, my name is Rasheedah Phillips, and I am the...
Philadelphia City Council has recently introduced two proposals to address the problem of trespass into residential properties – a practice often described as “squatting.”  As long-standing...
We hail the life and accomplishments of Dr. Herbert Needleman, the psychiatrist and environment health activist whose research and advocacy influenced four decades of our CLS anti-childhood lead...
Many families do not realize they are living in toxic homes. Lead paint puts children at risk for serious health issues and developmental delays, yet housing laws regarding lead paint are poorly...
The following testimony was delivered by Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of CLS's Housing Unit, in front of Philadelphia City Council on March 20, 2017. Good afternoon, my name is Rasheedah...