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December 1, 2021
Max W. Laun, Esq., has been named the Interim Executive Director of Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.). PLAN, Inc. provides funding that supports free civil legal services to Pennsylvanians through a coordinated system of nonprofit legal aid organizations. Laun will fill the position
December 1, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released an interactive brief today exploring variations in the speed and cost of eviction in the U.S. and the implications these trends have for tenants. The brief examines the timelines and costs of eviction for nonpayment of rent – the most common reason
November 30, 2021
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services today reminded Pennsylvanians that help is available for those who need it during the winter months and year-round, including resources to help pay rent and utility bills, provide food for their families, or get health coverage or help for mental health and
November 29, 2021
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Excellence Awards and the Samuel W. Milkes Outstanding Leadership Award.
November 29, 2021
Kicking off a special week, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of a dangerous combination of events that can increase their exposure to tax scams or identity theft. The combination of the holiday shopping season, the
November 23, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service this week launched a new Spanish-language version of the Child Tax Credit Update Portal (CTC-UP). This tool is designed to help families quickly and easily make changes to the monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are receiving from the IRS. Families who are already
November 22, 2021
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting consumers and small businesses that most utilities will be adjusting their prices for electric generation on December 1st – with potentially large winter energy cost increases in some areas for non-shopping (default service) customers. To
November 18, 2021
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court entered judgment against Vision Property Management LLC (Vision) and other defendants. The judgment ordered that 285 homes owned by defendants and located in Pennsylvania be immediately deeded to consumers who have

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