Affordable Housing is “Out of Reach” for Many PA Workers

June 27th, 2024|

To afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Pennsylvania, full-time workers need to earn $26.26 per hour. This is Pennsylvania’s “2024 Housing Wage” according to Out of Reach, a report published jointly today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

LAMPa’s Period Poverty Postcard Campaign

February 29th, 2024|

Join LAMPa in supporting measures to end period poverty in Pennsylvania, beginning March 8, International Women’s Day!* Period poverty – the inability to afford menstrual hygiene products – has gained more and more attention in recent years, though the issue is nothing new. For generations, those who experience menstruation

Legislature enacts budget with childcare tax credit, indigent defense; addressing medical debt and whole-home repairs delayed

December 15th, 2023|

The General Assembly ended 2023 with passage of code bills that enact the budget. After months of stalled negotiations, and almost halfway through the fiscal year, the final bill passed with significant bipartisan support and was signed immediately by Gov.  Shapiro. “I think it's important to note that we learned

Driving PA Forward Day in the Capitol Recognizes Agricultural Workers

November 15th, 2023|

Days ahead of Thanksgiving,  LAMPa joined coalition partners in the state Capitol to recognize the contributions of immigrant farmworkers to our holiday tables and to advance protections for those workers and their families.  Watch the video "Blessed Be." “A driver's license is needed in order to take kids to school, medical

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