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01/25/2017

The Elder Justice Resource Center of the First Judicial District (Philadelphia Courts) will begin working with Temple University Beasley School of Law on February 1, 2017 to offer free legal assistance to unrepresented seniors, age 60 and above, via the school's Elderly Law In-House Clinical Program.

Located in Room 278, Philadlphia City Hall, the Elder Justice Resource Center will be open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. In-house clinical services will be offered every Wednesday.

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01/09/2017

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Kansas man and his companies with selling portfolios of fake payday loan debts that debt collectors used to get people to pay on debts they did not owe. At the FTC’s request, a federal court halted the operation pending litigation.

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01/04/2017

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A report detailing affordable housing at risk of being lost due to owner opt-out was released by the Justice Lab clinic at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University Beasley School of Law and Community Legal Services (CLS).

In response to the report, CLS is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority to take action to protect affordable housing for low-income tenants in the City.

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01/03/2017
The Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System recently lost about half of its staff, many of whom used to answer the phone lines. As a result, you may be experience problems reaching representatives or quickly receiving benefits.

If you have had problems reaching representatives from Unemployment Compensation (UC), you can submit a complaint using a new complaint site at https://uccomplaint.org, that has been created by Philadelphia Legal Assistance. The Complaint System also lists resources and information for claimants about the UC process.

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