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September 17, 2021
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a report warning that millions of renters and their families may suffer previously avoided economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic as federal and state relief programs end.
September 16, 2021
Schedule of Virtual Workshops Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 PLAN Statewide Virtual Training Conference. Being unable to hold our annual conference in-person, due to the pandemic, we have put together a virtual conference for the
September 14, 2021
The Board of Directors of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) has announced that April Frazier Camara, Esq., will become NLADA President & CEO on November 1, 2021.
September 14, 2021
A National Employment Law Project (NELP) brief analyzes just-released U.S. Census data, revealing the significant impact that unemployment programs had in keeping millions of people—and particularly people of color—out of poverty.
September 8, 2021
The Federal Trade Commission approved final revisions that would bring several rules that implement parts of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in line with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). In separate notices, which will be published in the Federal
September 3, 2021
We’re currently seeking nominations for our 2022 Excellence Awards. Each year, our Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of friends, members, and partners of the legal aid community who have gone above and beyond in their work on behalf of marginalized and vulnerable populations
August 31, 2021
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages as the remnants of Hurricane Ida continue to move toward Pennsylvania. Residents are reminded to report outages, use caution during severe
August 31, 2021
With a focus on protecting students and keeping them in classrooms, Governor Tom Wolf joined the departments of Health, Human Services and Education today to discuss the current state of COVID-19 and a new Secretary of Health order requiring masks to be worn inside K-12 school buildings, early

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