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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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LSS Hunger Ministry Lifts Needs of Seniors, Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

The Rev. Angela Hammer of St. Paul, Penryn, shared the experiences of her congregation’s feeding ministry in a state Capitol press conference in support of proposed increases to minimum nutrition...

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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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ELCA Statement on Mass Murders in Buffalo

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?” —Jeremiah 8:22   Our hearts grieve for...

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LAMPa, Partners, Advocate for Creation Care

LAMPa and partner organizations visited legislative leaders this week to advocate for a slate of budgetary proposals regarding creation care and environmental justice. Advocates urged the use of American Rescue...

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Report Shows Analysis of Evictions in PA Since Start of Pandemic

Although renter protections and economic assistance programs implemented since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have reduced the overall number of evictions filings over the past two years, communities across...

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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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State OKs $10M in Tax Credits as Report Outlines How Far Out of Reach Housing Remains for Workers

The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf  approved $10 million for the Pa. Housing Tax Credit program aimed at closing the gap in affordable housing just before the National...

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Funding for Hunger, Education Equity Make Gains in State Budget

As the General Assembly passed an on-time budget before recessing in late June, LAMPa celebrated a 15 percent increase in the state’s major anti-hunger programs and an extra $300 million...

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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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