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March 26, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that USDA waive eligibility requirements for the Emergency Food Assistance Program; reconsider Pennsylvania’s request for temporary waivers to allow more food to be distributed at school feeding
March 25, 2020
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at George Washington University is holding virtual town hall via webinar to discuss coordinating health and legal efforts during the COVID-19 epidemic and navigating MLP operational challenges. Ongoing work nationally to prevent evictions during the
March 25, 2020
The Wolf Administration submitted a waiver to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to temporarily grant flexibility of requirements for providers of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure availability and access to health care and public assistance
March 24, 2020
The Wolf Administration reminded Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources available and what actions it is taking to ensure access to food does not stop in spite of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
March 24, 2020
Health insurance options highlighted that Pennsylvanians have through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 19, 2020
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will continue to accept new applications via telephone Helpline & online portal. Attorneys and staff are working remotely to assist clients and those faced with legal issues. Walk-in intake is temporarily canceled. Implementing guidelines to protect staff and clients
March 19, 2020
In an effort to further restrict potential COVID-19 exposure within the courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today announced that all Pennsylvania courts – including trial and intermediate appellate courts – are closed to the public for non-essential functions through at least April 3, 2020.
March 18, 2020
Today, to help borrowers who are at risk of losing their home, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency. The foreclosure and eviction

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