Category: Poverty

National Housing Report Shows Wide Gap Between Wages, Cost of Rent

To afford a two-bedroom apartment plus utilities — without paying more than 30% of income on housing — a Pennsylvania household must earn $20.90 an hour, or $43,463 a year,...

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Advocates, Legislators, Rally for Whole-Home Repairs Bill

On May 24, LAMPa joined advocates and legislators gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol to rally in support of the bipartisan Whole-Home Repairs Bill. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) spoke...

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LAMPa Joins Advocates, Mothers, Urging Safety Net Protections

“Through human decisions and actions, God is at work in economic life. Economic life is intended to be a means through which God’s purposes for humankind and creation are to...

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Climate Panel Report “Dire Warning” with Narrow Window for Action

Climate change is causing widespread and dangerous threats to nature and billions of people around the planet, but especially those least able to cope, according to a report released this...

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LAMPa Supports Efforts to Address High Prescription Costs in PA

One in five Pennsylvanians has chosen not to fill a prescription because of cost, and another one in six has cut pills in half or skipped doses for the same...

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IRS: Get Your Child Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments

Child Tax Credit payments are set to go out to families this month, and many have already seen their Economic Impact payment land in their bank accounts. For those who...

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Evictions Moratorium Extended to July 31st

Last week the Biden Administration once again extended the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s moratorium on housing evictions from the end of June. The new expiration date is July 31st,...

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Pennsylvania Leading the Nation in Student Homelessness Increase

A newly released report shows that homelessness among children and youth is increasing dramatically in Pennsylvania while rising unevenly in other states during the 2018-19 school year (SY). PEC reviewed...

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LAMPa Welcomes Donna Skinner Echols to Policy Council

LAMPa is very happy to welcome Donna Skinner Echols to Policy Council as a representative of Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod! Donna has 42 years of experience in the development, management, monitoring...

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Housing Advocacy Still Needed, Even as CDC Eviction Moratorium Remains

UPDATE: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on June 2 that it would continue to stay a lower court ruling seeking to overturn the CDC...

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