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How To Participate in The 2021 Philadelphia Water Rate Case

Join the 2021 Philadelphia Water Rate Case Public Hearings by Zoom or Phone: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 1:00 pm  Web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88260160674 Phone: 929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 882 6016 0674 Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 1:00 pm  Web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87914683516 Phone: 929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 879 1468 3516 Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 6:00 pm  Web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83121546904 Phone:…

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Affordable Utilities for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Información en Español. PECO (electric) and PGW (gas) must provide protections for survivors of domestic violence. To qualify for these protections, a survivor must have either: A Protection from Abuse Order (PFA); or A court order which provides clear evidence of domestic violence against the applicant or customer What protections are available? Survivors can only…

IMPACT: Safe and Sound

It is no secret that violence in the streets is one of Philadelphia’s most pervasive problems. Often unseen, however, is the rampant violence hidden within Philadelphia’s homes, despite its widespread, cross-cultural, and cross-generational presence.[1]Even more unrealized are the collateral effects of sexual and domestic abuse; victims suffer not only the physical[2] and emotional consequences of abuse[3], but also  the legal issues that arise, such as denial of housing, or eviction based on past incidents of violence. Although more than 100,000 domestic violence reports are filed to the Philadelphia Police Department annually, the city has just two shelters designated for victims of domestic violence, with only 200 beds. Housing discrimination, coupled with a crippling lack of resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence, often leaves the abused with nowhere to turn but the streets.