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March 23, 2021
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, along with the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project, and Community Legal Services will be holding a webinar entitled Utility Moratorium Ends March 31 - What you need to know! on March 30, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern.
March 22, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the next batch of Economic Impact Payments will be issued to taxpayers this week, with many of these coming by paper check or prepaid debit card.
March 18, 2021
Representatives from Pennsylvania APPRISE, Senior Medicare Patrol, and PA Health Law Project are hosting a series of virtual Medicare Public Meetings throughout March and April 2021. Topics will include Programs that help with Medicare costs; Medicare coverage of COVID-19 vaccine & treatment; and
March 18, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation will be holding a Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus Briefing on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern. Caucus co-chairs Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) will provide opening remarks. LSC’s
March 18, 2021
Governor Tom Wolf today announced the launch of a program that will deliver rapid relief to millions of Pennsylvanians at risk of eviction or loss of utility service. With federal funds allocated through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the Wolf Administration built the Emergency Rental
March 17, 2021
The Wolf Administration has received approval from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue more than $1 billion in federally-funded benefits to the families of nearly 1 million Pennsylvania children who have attended school remotely due to the COVID-19
March 17, 2021
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. "This continues to
March 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the husband-and-wife owners of apartments in Oil City, Pennsylvania, with sexual harassment and retaliation against a female resident. HUD’s charge alleges that the husband groped and tried to forcibly

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