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11/07/2016

Following an investigative report revealing widespread lead poisoning and significant rates of unlicensed rentals in Philadelphia, City Council has authorized hearings to examine the impact of eviction and substandard housing on the health and well-being of low-income renters and to examine solutions that would improve the safety and stability of rental housing, including the right to counsel.

PLAN E-News
11/03/2016

Governor Tom Wolf has signed HB 319 into law which will finally provide nearly 44,000 additional people with insurance in the event they lose their job or cannot find work.

Act 144 will help to ensure that seasonal workers and those who need unemployment insurance will have better and more efficient access to those funds. While there are many people who need unemployment insurance to get them through periods of unemployment, seasonal workers in industries such as construction utilize these funds to make it through the winter months.

PLAN E-News
11/03/2016

Pennsylvania Health Law Project logoThe October 2016 edition of Health Law PA News has been published by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. 

Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website.

PLAN E-News
10/28/2016

The Consumer Finanacial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced an opportunity to participate in the 2017 Your Money, Your Goals Cohort. Approximately 30 organizations from around the country are sought who are interested in using the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit to help build the financial capability of the people they serve. 

CFPB is interested in working with organizations that serve low-income and economically vulnerable populations in the Cohort. These may include public and private social service, faith-based, legal aid, volunteer, and worker-focused organizations. 

PLAN E-News
10/28/2016

Everyone votes PA logoSecretary of State Pedro A. Cortés has encouraged Pennsylvania voters to educate themselves about rights they have when they go to the polls on November 8 and offers some important points regarding voter rights.

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