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October 8, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the September 2019 edition of the Health Law PA Newsletter.
October 8, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is offering a free webinar to educate advocates, providers, and professionals who work with dual eligibles and other low-income Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare in 2020.
October 2, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $42.8 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately one million Americans make more informed housing choices, keep their current homes, or receive assistance to help them avoid foreclosure. Nearly half of the state
September 25, 2019
The Pennsylvania statewide loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) has begun its tenth year of helping attorneys employed at civil legal services organizations funded by Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (PA IOLTA) better manage their undergraduate and law school debt. Attorneys
September 23, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has released By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs . This annual report provides an overview of the work undertaken by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in the prior year. It includes data on the number of cases closed, the
September 20, 2019
In a pair of related actions today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) advanced two major proposals focused on achieving energy affordability for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable households. The Commissioners voted 3-2 to adopt a joint motion by Vice Chairman David W. Sweet and
September 13, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Disaster Task Force will release its report on Tuesday, September 17, offering recommendations on how legal aid providers can collaborate with federal, state, and local emergency managers, private attorneys, businesses, non-profit organizations, and social
August 26, 2019
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is soliciting nominations for its 2020 Excellence Awards. The awards dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 , at the Hilton Harrisburg. A social hour will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., immediately followed by a buffet dinner, so please mark your

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