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President Biden and Vice President Harris have announced that they have secured private sector commitments from internet service providers that will lower high-speed internet costs for millions of American families who are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program.
The Legal Services Corporation has released a new report, The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans. It reports on the findings of its 2022 Justice Gap Study which provides a fresh assessment of low-income Americans’ civil legal needs and the extent to which their legal needs are met.
In April 2022, the Department of Education announced that federally-held student loan payments will continue to be paused through August 31, 2022. This extension provides welcome relief to student loan borrowers who are still finding their footing in an economy recovering from the pandemic. As we look toward repayment, this article features what the CFPB’s research, supervision, and enforcement work tells us about the risks student loan borrowers might face.
Join the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, and Safe Corridors for “Reentry, Resetting, and Redemption Pardon Symposium and Clinic: Part III” on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Kapelski Learning Center at Widener University in Chester, PA.
The Philadelphis Bar Association is hosting a pro bono Name Change Clinic on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. The clinic will take place virtually via Zoom.
Legal Aid of Southeastern Peensylvania will hold a Virtual Montgomery County Custody Clinic on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
You could be eligible for help with delinquent mortgage payments or rent-to-own payments, up to $30,000, and for help for utility expenses.
State Rep. David Delloso and Legal Aid of SE PA will hold an Expungement and Pardon Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 to help community members learn if record expungement might be an option for them.
Gov. Wolf Announces $4.5 Million Available for Organizations Targeted by Hate Crimes to Increase Security
Governor Tom Wolf has announced $4.5 million in new funding for the PCCD Non-Profit Security Grant Program that provides funding to churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other non-profit organizations which face bias and are targets of hate crimes.
The Federal Trade Commission will mark 2022’s Identity Theft Awareness Week - January 31-February 4 - with a series of free events focused on trending issues in identity theft.
A virtual Clean Slate Workshop will be presented virtually by Legal Aid of Southeastern PA for residents of Chester County on February 17, 2022.
ALERT: THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD VIRTUALLY. Join Legal Aid of Southeastern PA and Safe Corridors for “Reentry, Resetting, and Redemption Pardon Symposium and Clinic: Part III Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new online tool to help renters and landlords impacted by the pandemic easily find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses.