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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...
On March 8th, 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...
Philadelphia is the poorest major city in the country, with many residents struggling to balance rising housing costs with utility bills, medical expenses, and other necessities.  More than half...