Testimony in Support of the Philadelphia Neighborhood Preservation Initiative

Today, October 14, City Council unanimously passed the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program Statement and Budget to provide significant new funding for affordable housing, first time home buyers, home repair programs, small businesses, rental assistance, eviction prevention, and tangled title representation.  Community Legal Services strongly supports this new funding.  Michael Froehlich, Managing Attorney of CLS’s Homeownership and Consumer…

Pennsylvania va a iniciar un Fondo de Asistencia para Dueños de Propiedad (HAF) para ayudar los que han sufrido una dificultad económica a causa de la pandemia de coronavirus.

En marzo de 2021, el presidente Biden firmo como ley El Plan Estadounidense de Rescate (American Rescue Plan). El plan de rescate incluye $350 millón de dólares para un Fondo de Asistencia Para Dueños de Propiedad (“HAF”) para ayudar dueños de propiedad en Pennsylvania que han sufrido una dificultad económica a causa de la pandemia…

Pennsylvania to Launch Homeowner Assistance Fund to Help Homeowners Who Have Experienced a Financial Hardship Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated 09/02/2021 Información en Español   In March 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law.  The Rescue Plan included $350 million for a Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) to help Pennsylvania homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Federal law sets certain requirements about who can receive the…

Testimony in Support of Full Use of Homeowner Assistance Funds to Help Pennsylvanians in Foreclosure

Community Legal Services attorney Rachel Gallegos testified on June 10, 2021, in support of Councilmember Cherelle Parker’s resolution calling for swift state action on the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) to help thousands of low- and moderate-income homeowners who have been affected by COVID and are at risk of foreclosure. Read the full resolution   My…

Residentes de Filadelfia: ¿Su vivienda está en ejecución hipotecaria o está atrasado (o a punto de atrasarse) en el pago de su hipoteca? Esto es lo que necesita saber

Actualizado 13 de abril de 2020 Muchos propietarios de vivienda pueden tener problemas para pagar sus hipotecas debido a la pérdida de sus empleos, la reducción de sus ingresos o a una enfermedad relacionada con la COVID-19. Aquí presentamos algunas respuestas a preguntas frecuentes sobre cómo la COVID-19 afecta a los propietarios de vivienda que…

Philadelphians: In Foreclosure, Behind, or About To Be Behind on Your Mortgage? Here’s What You Need to Know

This information was last updated February, 2021. En Español Many homeowners have had trouble paying their mortgages because of job loss, reduced income, or illness related to COVID-19. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about how COVID-19 affects homeowners with mortgages. Topics covered include: what to do if you can’t make your mortgage…

Testimony in Support of City Bill Increasing the Wage Tax Refund to Low-Income Workers

CLS attorney Montgomery Wilson, Esq, submitted testimony to the City Committee on Finance on November 13, 2019 in support of Bill # 190746 introduced by Councilman Allan Domb, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.  The Bill seeks to increase the amount of the local wage tax refund available for low-income workers.  Under the bill,…

Comments on Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Unfair Market Trade Practices

This week, Community Legal Services submitted comments to proposed rules issued by Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General.  The rules seek to clarify Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (CPL).  Fifty years ago, the General Assembly enacted the CPL to “even the bargaining power between consumers and sellers in commercial transactions, and to promote…