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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
August 30, 2021
With federal unemployment benefits ending for 558,000 Pennsylvanians on Saturday, Sept. 4, other support programs are available to provide help.
August 30, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issued a release that applauds and supports Attorney General Merrick Garland’s call for members of the legal community to help “address the looming housing and evictions crisis.” In a statement today, Garland noted that as federal and local eviction moratoria
August 27, 2021
Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead today issued the following statement on the ruling from the United States Supreme Court that struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s nationwide moratorium on evictions in counties with substantial or higher
August 26, 2021
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today strongly encouraged consumers and small businesses who may still be experiencing financial difficulty to #CallUtilitiesNow to discuss the options to remain connected to vital utility services before some extended payment plan options expire at
August 26, 2021
On September 1, 2021 the statewide loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) will begin its next 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
August 25, 2021
Today, the Biden Administration is announcing new actions to help protect vulnerable tenants and landlords, including steps the Treasury Department is taking to strengthen existing guidance and implement new policies to ensure that state and local grantees can further accelerate Emergency Rental
August 20, 2021
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) will be presenting a mini-webinar, hosted by Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc., entitled, LIHEAP Updates – Supplemental Program and 2021/2022 Program Preview, on August 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM-2:30 PM. Join PULP for this brief, 30-minute webinar to learn

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