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January 20, 2010
In an effort to stabilize home values and improve conditions in communities where foreclosure activity is high, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a temporary policy that will expand access to FHA mortgage insurance and allow for the quick resale of foreclosed properties. The announcement
January 20, 2010
The January 2010 issue of Legal Services Now, the joint bulletin produced by the Division for Bar Services and the Division for Legal Services of the American Bar Association, is now available on the ABA website. It is available as a webpage or in PDF format .
January 15, 2010
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released an update on the Administration's aggressive nationwide campaign to help borrowers in the trial phase of their modified mortgages convert to permanent modifications under the Home Affordable
January 14, 2010
Opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Spencer Rand, a clinical assistant professor at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, who, with his students, represents clients through the Temple Legal Aid Office, on the subsistence levels provided to the needy in Pennsylvania.
January 14, 2010
From Public News Service Press Play (►) for Audio Report Pennsylvania's largest school employee union is promoting a multi-pronged approach to education in order to better serve students, teachers and taxpayers. In a new report, " 20/20 Vision for the Future ," the Pennsylvania State Education
January 14, 2010
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $11,980,088 in grants to more than 200 public housing authorities across the U.S. to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence. For information on local funding amounts, visit HUD’s website .
January 14, 2010
The December 2009 issue of Senior Health News , a free bi-monthly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is now available on .
January 13, 2010
The National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is currently seeking nominations for the 2010 Harrison Tweed Award . Named for an outstanding leader in the promotion of free legal services to the poor, the Harrison

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