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October 26, 2020
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project and Community Legal Services invite you to join a webinar on October 27, 2020 from 12:00 PM–1:15 PM for an update and overview of what you need to know to ensure low income households do not see a disruption to utility
October 26, 2020
The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board has announced that it is adopting a special temporary policy for distance learning in 2021 in recognition on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
October 23, 2020
On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the General Assembly unanimously enacted House Bill 440, which advances Clean Slate policies in Pennsylvania. This bill builds upon the Clean Slate Law to open jobs, housing and other opportunities to Pennsylvanians with criminal cases who deserve a chance to move on
October 19, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that it is awarding Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 24 legal services organizations totaling $3,941,298. The TIG program funds technology projects that provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance and information for low-income
October 16, 2020
The PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminds veterans who suffer from service-connected blindness to apply for the Blind Veterans Pension. The program provides eligible Pennsylvania veterans with a $150 per-month pension. “October is Blindness Awareness Month, a key time to
October 16, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has announced that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is improving the COVID Relief Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program to help more renters and homeowners remain in their homes. Effective Oct. 17, landlords and mortgagees will have a new option to reach agreements
October 13, 2020
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million
October 9, 2020
The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on Legal Aid for Tenants Facing Eviction at 10:00 AM Friday, October 9, 2020 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. This hearing was rescheduled from September 23. Recorded Video of the Full Hearing: Requested by

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