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How to Prevent Water Shutoffs

This information was last updated on April 16, 2024. Download flyer with this information here. Raise Your Hand Program If you or a member of your household is a senior (65 years or older), has a disability, or is a child (under 18 years old), your water service will not be shut off under PWD’s…

CLS supports HB291 to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

L to R:  Rachel Labush, State Rep. Rick Krajewski, PHFA Servicing Director Kate Newton, & PHFA Counsel Steven O’Neill CLS attorney Rachel Labush testified before the House Finance Committee in Harrisburg on June 13, 2023 in support of HB 291, a bill that would help homeowners avoid foreclosures and avoid losing their homes at sheriff…

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CLS Supports New Effort to Work with Funeral Homes to Prevent Tangled Titles

On December 2, 2021, Michael Froehlich, Managing Attorney of the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, provided the following brief testimony before City Council in support of Councilmember Gilmore Richardson’s bill to require funeral homes to share information about probating estates and avoiding tangled titles. The bill passed unanimously out of Council.   Good morning.  My name…

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…