Community Legal Services

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Cherri Gregg
May 26, 2020 - 4:45 pm
Businesses in the Delaware Valley are gearing up to reopen, but how can business owners ensure the safety of their employees and the public? Read more here.
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Child care
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Kristen Johanson
April 17, 2020 - 9:54 am
As the imposed closure of businesses continues through the coronavirus public health crisis, many companies are furloughing workers or laying them off. Should those who aren’t working — but who haven’t necessarily lost their job — apply for unemployment or take the new federally funded paid sick...
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Eviction notice
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Cherri Gregg
March 18, 2020 - 4:22 pm
A Philadelphia family of five was evicted from their housing days before the coronavirus restrictions went in place. They explain it’s expensive to live when you have no place to stay. Read more here.
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Kim Glovas
February 24, 2020 - 4:13 pm
An old but seldom enforced federal immigration policy called the "public charge rule" goes into effect Monday. Advocates want to stop fearmongering by the government toward the most vulnerable of the immigrant population. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
A bill to grant Philadelphia tenants protection in the event of bedbug infestations passed a City Council committee Tuesday but with an amendment that angered advocates who spent years lobbying for the legislation.
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Community Legal Services
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A program designed to keep older Philadelphians in their homes will expand to more of the city's gentrifying neighborhoods, with the help of state funding for Community Legal Services (CLS). State legislators presented a giant check to CLS attorney Dawn Williams...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
August 01, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians officially ended Thursday, and a legal effort to keep it operating has failed. Commonwealth Court rejected an injunction request by Community Legal Services (CLS), on behalf of several clients, to block the...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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Cherri Gregg
May 02, 2019 - 10:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers from 19 financial institutions across the country came together to provide free legal services for a first of its kind day of giving back. Vivien Wiggins Crews spent about an hour working with a trio of free attorneys and more than a dozen financial...
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Gov. Tom Wolf introduces his “My Clean Slate” program to help people navigate the new law, Jan. 2, 2019.
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Tony Romeo
January 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation "Clean Slate" law is now in effect, and a new program has been launched to help people take advantage of it. The Clean Slate law took effect the day after Christmas, and already, Gov. Tom Wolf says hundreds of people who may have...
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