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September 29, 2020
‘Operation Corrupt Collector’ targets phantom debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debts, using illegal scare tactics
September 28, 2020
Join Julia Simon-Mishel, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Andrew Stettner, The Century Foundation, and Michele Evermore, National Employment Law Project, for a webinar entitled Centering Workers—How to Modernize Unemployment Insurance Technology, as they share highlights from their soon-to-be-released
September 24, 2020
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is now accepting applications for its 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship Program. The program is open to 1Ls and 2Ls. Applicants must be open to statewide placement and provide their own transportation and housing. However, our in-person internships may be
September 23, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has submitted a request to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would extend additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds to all SNAP recipients. The request follows a ruling by the United States District
September 23, 2020
The Department of Labor & Industry's (L&I) Office of Unemployment Compensation (UC) has updated its UC Live Chat feature to include a virtual assistant to provide immediate assistance in general questions and guidance on UC-related information. In addition, UC has expanded access so that employers
September 21, 2020
The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on legal aid for tenants facing evictions on October 9, 2020.
September 17, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that more than 100 projects, funding access for fresh food in low-income communities, have received grants through Pennsylvania’s $10 million Fresh Food Financing Initiative.
September 17, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Aging (PDA) Secretary Robert Torres have announced the launch of www.kinconnector.org, a resource designed to help kinship care families connect to services and supports that can help children and their

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