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Good news for individuals with disabilities who are recipients of Social Security Disability Income! A federal district court in Pennsylvania found that a landlord’s refusal to make a reasonable accommodation by changing the rental payment due date for individuals with disabilities who receive disability benefits can violate the Fair Housing Act.

You may have seen the ads on television, on the Internet, or in print—a spokesperson telling you how a reverse mortgage can give you the money to solve your financial problems while allowing you to stay in your home. Maybe you’re a senior who owns your home. You have an income that’s fixed but bills that seem to keep rising. A reverse mortgage sounds like the perfect solution.

Greg was going to be evicted from his public housing apartment. His dog, an emotional support animal, had been living with him for several months. Greg’s dog was friendly and well-behaved, and had caused no problems for any of the tenants. But out of nowhere, Greg’s landlord gave Greg a notice telling him that his lease was going to be terminated.

Join us for Raise a Glass to Justice to benefit North Penn Legal Services. This is a great event for networking, a chance to relax after a long day at work, and most importantly, a way to make a difference.

Former and current NPLS staff gathered at the 2018 PLAN Excellence Award dinner on June 6. Congratulations to NPLS Paralegal Suzanne Moschini, along with The Honorable John Thomas and the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association Pro Bono Program, for receiving honors!

 

The Mayors of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and the County Executives of Lehigh County and Northampton County have proclaimed April as Fair Housing Awareness Month in honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968!

Happy Anniversary to the Fair Housing Act, and a special thank you to everyone who works to eliminate housing discrimination.

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