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Womens's Law Project Launches Program to Help Pennsylvanians Facing Pregnancy & Lactation Discrimination
Women’s Law Project, a state-based public interest legal organization focused on gender justice with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, announces a new program to help pregnant and lactating people in Pennsylvania navigate workplace and school-based discrimination.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced his office released a new consumer guide outlining the legal rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords in Pennsylvania.
The implementation of the Physical HealthChoices procurement, which will bring about major changes to the Medicaid physical health plans available across the state, was pushed back to September 1, 2022.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has extended the 2021-2022 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season until June 17, 2022. Applications for assistance under the program may be filed until that date.
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.
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.