Legislature Approves Changes to Emergency Rental and Housing Assistance Programs as Eviction Moratorium Set to End

July 2nd, 2021|

With the end of the national moratorium on evictions related to pandemic downturn set to end July 31, the General Assembly and governor approved measures to make it easier for counties to drive federal emergency assistance to affected renters and landlords, as well as a $350 million grant program for

PA Sends Team To Lutheran Disaster Response Gathering Focused on Climate Change

October 21st, 2019|

LAMPa accompanied seven Pennsylvania Lutheran Disaster Response coordinators and synod representatives to the 2019 LDR Consultation in New Orleans in October to address climate change and its implications for our ministries. This year’s gathering focused on building relationships with synodical, congregational and advocacy partners to address not only disaster relief

PA to Maintain Food Security Programs Through Feb. Despite Federal Shutdown

January 14th, 2019|

Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced that February benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be dispersed on January 18, 2019, and will be available for use by January 19, 2019. The early payment follows an announcement from the United States Department

General Assistance Returns to PA

November 23rd, 2018|

Pennsylvanians eligible for General Assistance have begun to receive their benefits, several months after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously held that Act 80 of 2012, which eliminated the program, had been enacted in a manner that violated the Pennsylvania Constitution.  LAMPa and other advocates for low-income Pennsylvanians had opposed Act 80

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