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April 17, 2024
Join North Penn Legal Services during Fair Housing Awareness Month for an overview of the role of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) in addressing housing discrimination on April 25, 2024 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern.
April 17, 2024
Last Thursday, the Social Security Administration published a final rule that will expand its SSI rental subsidy policy, which due to judicial decisions is currently only in place for SSI applicants and recipients residing in seven States, not including Pennsylvania. Under the policy rental
April 15, 2024
Governor Josh Shapiro’s Administration formally certified that a record $900 million will be available for statewide property tax relief through the Department of Education and local school districts. Local districts will be required to pass this funding on to local taxpayers.
April 15, 2024
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) and the Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership (NW3) are proud to host a free hybrid training about Medicaid eligibility for all ages and stages of life. During this session, attendees will learn: Who qualifies for Medicaid Medicaid income and resource
April 12, 2024
The Office for Access to Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice is hosting a webinar focusing on federal funding for Legal Aid on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 1:00 pm-2:00 PM Eastern . Join the webinar to learn about the basics of identifying and using federal grants that support legal
April 11, 2024
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh is informing Pennsylvanians of a text message scam targeting individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits wherein a text message claims that an individual’s EBT card has been “LOCKED” and
April 11, 2024
Join Representative Ismail “Izzy” Smith-Wade-El, PolicyLink, and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia for an eviction record sealing webinar entitled Advancing Pennsylvania’s Housing Futures: Sealing Eviction Records for Housing Stability and Economic Prosperity on April 19, 2024 at 1:00 PM
April 5, 2024
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a new report finding that more borrowers paid “discount points” upfront as overall interest rates rose. The percentage of homebuyers paying discount points roughly doubled from 2021 to 2023.

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