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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has charged the co-owners of a Philadelphia condominium apartment, and their tenant, with unlawful discrimination in refusing to rent to families with children. HUD alleges that the owners and the tenant violated the Fair Housing Act when the tenant posted an advertisement on, stating "No dogs or children," and subsequently refused to rent to a tester posing as an applicant with a child. News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia from its current expiration date of Sept. 17, 2009 through March 17, 2011. News

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published a combined edition of PHLP’s two newsletters - the Health Law PA News and the Senior Health News. The combined issue is currently available on the PHLP website at


The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has awarded a grant to a nonprofit legal services provider in Wyoming to ensure the delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families across the state, LSC announced today.

LSC awarded a five-month grant to Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. (LAW), providing up to $302,055 for the delivery of civil legal services, according to a letter sent to the Wyoming program’s board chairman by LSC President Helaine M. Barnett. The grant may be renewed into 2010 if special performance requirements are met by LAW.


The National Immigration Law Center has published the August 5, 2009 edition of its Immigrants' Rights Update newsletter. It is available on their website at the link.

Immigrants' Rights Update News