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February 28, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the United States, including how the use of criminal and eviction records and algorithms affect tenant screening
February 23, 2023
Veterans can now access their disability benefit claim decision notice letters electronically on, empowering them to quickly and easily see their disability decisions. Before this option was available, Veterans had to wait for a paper copy of their decision notice to be mailed to them. While
February 23, 2023
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Val Arkoosh and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Strategic Initiatives and Market Development Cheryl Cook today joined leadership from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Feeding Pennsylvania to highlight upcoming
February 16, 2023
Join the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for a new training series hosted by the National Center on Law and Elder Rights, Closing the Justice Gap for Older Adults. The most recent LSC Justice Gap Report shared that 70% of low-income older adult
February 15, 2023
Results for America, along with several partner organizations, have begun to collect applications for a program entitled Advancing Racial and Health Justice through Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Eviction. The program is nine weekly virtual Zoom sessions where place-based teams at the state or
February 10, 2023
Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Acting Secretary Nancy Walker today announced the department's intent to partner with local organizations on the creation of a program to help individuals formerly incarcerated in federal prisons pursue family-sustaining jobs and ultimately reduce recidivism in
February 9, 2023
As a result of a competitive bidding process, Treasury will soon distribute UC benefits to claimants on prepaid debit cards through a new vendor. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is encouraging Unemployment Compensation (UC) claimants to verify their mailing address on record with L&I
February 7, 2023
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will visit senior and community centers over the next several weeks to help Pennsylvanians who need help filing their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications. "We know from our experience

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