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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
July 20, 2023
Leaders from the business and legal communities will join the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in New York City on July 26 for a forum on increasing access to justice. The event will include two panel discussions. Panelists from three cities that have made it a right for tenants to have a lawyer
July 20, 2023
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is presenting a free webinar entitled How the Supreme Court Ruling on Race Affects Nonprofits and Foundations on August 10, 2023 from 2:00 PM-3:15 PM Eastern. After the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on race-conscious admissions, foundations and nonprofits are debating
July 17, 2023
Attorney General Michelle Henry issued a consumer alert warning Bucks County residents of home repair or improvement scams in the wake of catastrophic flooding. Attorney General Henry is also advising homeowners to do their homework and know their rights before committing to contracts or services.
July 14, 2023
This morning the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee released a proposed budget for FY 2024 that would have a devasting impact on civil legal aid throughout the United States. The House Subcommittee’s proposed budget cuts the Legal Service Corporation’s (LSC) funding by $71 million
July 13, 2023
Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a lawsuit has been filed against Philadelphia area property management company, SBG Management Services, Inc., for multiple violations, including failure to maintain safe housing and retaliating against tenants who filed complaints with the Office of
July 7, 2023
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid (SPLA) and Laurel Legal Services are merging to become Summit Legal Aid. Since its inception, SPLA has assisted individuals with free community legal services, believing it should never be too costly or stressful for an individual to obtain personal representation
July 6, 2023
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh today announced the Shapiro Administration is re-opening the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to help Pennsylvanians with low incomes maintain access to drinking and wastewater services. Applications for

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