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August 7, 2009
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.
August 7, 2009
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
August 7, 2009
New FHA guidelines projected to help thousands avoid foreclosure per year U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented changes to its loan modification program to ensure consistency with the Obama
August 5, 2009
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)
August 5, 2009
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 www.phlp.org .
August 5, 2009
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
August 4, 2009
13 Additional Counties Join Initiative to Improve Lives of Dependent Children. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hold three training sessions in August featuring Kevin Campbell - a nationally known youth permanency expert and creator of Family Finding, a strategy aimed at finding lost or
August 3, 2009
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, hosted the agency's fourth public hearing on Compassionate Allowances on July 29, 2009. Commissioner Astrue was joined by Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and other Social

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