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United Way of PA Updates ALICE Reports

November 11th, 2020|

United Way of Pennsylvania's new fact sheets by Senate and House districts show how many ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families are struggling to afford child care across the Commonwealth. ALICE accounts for the 1.8 million households earning a wage more than the federal poverty level but still struggling

CARES Rental/Mortgage Assistance Application Deadline Draws Near

October 28th, 2020|

The deadline for the Pennsylvania COVID-19 rental and mortgage assistance relief program is quickly approaching. The November 4 deadline will pass with the PA Senate failing to pass a bill (HB 2868) to make the application process more tenable. This inaction impacts thousands of Commonwealth residents who struggle daily to

Women of the ELCA Release Updated Resource: “Called to be Political (But I Don’t Want to be Political!)”

October 7th, 2020|

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)  have released a new updated version of  "Called to Be Political (but I don't want to be political!)". This resource, easily adapted for virtual use, is designed to be used with Faith Formation, Sunday School, young adult or small group

PA House and Senate Introduce Bills Expanding PHFA’s Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program

September 16th, 2020|

The Pennsylvania Senate and House have introduced legislation aimed at assisting Commonwealth residents to more easily access Federal CARES dollars directed toward rental and mortgage assistance. Landlords and potential rental and mortgage assistance recipients have had difficulty navigating the multi-step application process. The House and Senate versions of this legislation

Gov. Wolf Urges Legislature to Protect Homeowners and Renters from Eviction

September 1st, 2020|

As his moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expired, Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Executive Director and CEO Robin L. Wiessmann, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Maureen Madden and advocates to urge the legislature to quickly pass legislation to protect Pennsylvanians from eviction from their homes

Voting Updates: Mail-in and Absentee Ballots; Become a Poll Worker; and Election Security

August 31st, 2020|

As you prepare to vote in the Nov. 3 elections, here are some important updates. Stay tuned for additional updates as we monitor pending legislation in the PA House and Senate regarding voting in Pennsylvania. The deadline to register for the November general election is October 19, 2020. Keep

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