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August 4, 2023
Under Governor Shapiro’s expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians will qualify, and many of the 400,000 seniors who already qualify will see their rebates nearly double. This is the first time the program has been expanded since 2006 and the rebate
August 3, 2023
Management Information Exchange and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association are hosting a webinar entitled What Legal Aid Managers Need to Know About the State of Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness with Heather Jarvis on Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern. The news
August 2, 2023
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit in federal court against auto-loan servicer USASF Servicing (USASF) for a host of illegal practices that harmed individuals with auto loans. These practices include wrongfully disabling borrowers’ vehicles, improperly
August 2, 2023
Attorney General Michelle Henry announced action against a Shippensburg landlord and his affiliates for allegedly discriminating against a Black family, attempting to block their move-in, and harassing them at the property. The Office of Attorney General reached a $90,000 settlement before the
July 27, 2023
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) who have had their benefits electronically stolen are now able to have those benefits replaced. Eligible SNAP recipients who have had their benefits
July 26, 2023
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new Supervisory Highlights report which found unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices across many consumer financial products.
July 24, 2023
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has calculated it would cost between $3.3 and $4.1 billion to provide legal representation to all low-income tenants facing eviction in the U.S. Representation in eviction cases makes an enormous difference. Tenants on their own typically struggle to raise legal
July 21, 2023
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that Pennsylvania will receive an estimated $42 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program to continue existing and support new activities that make

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