low-income

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney almost made it through his first term without vetoing any legislation from City Council. But with just a few days left, he's told City Council he won't sign six bills that members passed this month. Read more here.
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Comcast Center.
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Mike Dougherty
December 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Comcast is expanding the Internet Essentials program to all low-income families within the coverage area. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
A City Council committee this past week approved a bill that would return a large chunk of the wage tax to people living below the poverty level. The committee passed the bill over objections from the Kenney administration. Read more here.
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Housing.
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Pat Loeb
October 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania agency that helps low-income families get into affordable housing is being accused of forcing some families out of homes they own.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Justin Udo
August 11, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The end of a government assistance program in Pennsylvania is hurting many throughout the commonwealth while also taking a toll on an organization who helps those who lost their benefits. The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians officially ended...
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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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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials launched a new program Wednesday to provide home repair loans to low- and moderate-income residents so they can stay in their homes when they might, otherwise, be forced out. They're calling the program Restore, Repair, Renew. As housing values...
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