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July 8, 2021
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is hosting a webinar entitled Make Money Plans with the Advance Child Tax Credit, about the upcoming Advanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) monthly payments from the IRS that will start in July. This webinar will be held on Monday, July 19 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
July 7, 2021
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead announced the Wolf Administration has reached an agreement with the Biden Administration that allows DHS to continue issuing about $150 million monthly in emergency food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
July 7, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service and partners in non-profit organizations, churches, community groups and others will host events in 12 cities this weekend to help people who don't normally file a federal tax return to register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) payments. The special
July 6, 2021
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead reminded Pennsylvanians of assistance available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) that can help people who have been affected by COVID-19 and are facing eviction be able to pay past due and upcoming rent or
June 30, 2021
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) recently awarded $700,000 of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE), funds to the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) to support the work of five civil legal aid programs within its network. The funding will be used
June 30, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service today upgraded a key online tool to enable families to quickly and easily update their bank account information so they can receive their monthly Child Tax Credit payment. The bank account update feature was added to the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, available only on
June 30, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a research brief today examining the impact of different eviction protections offered to renters. LSC also launched its Eviction Tracker, an interactive online tool that provides real-time access to data on eviction filings around the country. These new
June 29, 2021
With the return of daytime temperatures in excess of 90 degrees across much of Pennsylvania the next few days, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offers a series of simple ways that residents can stay cool, conserve energy and keep their bills manageable. “There are quick and easy ways

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