Across the country, fair housing organizations, community justice and advocacy groups, along with federal and state housing agencies recognize April as Fair Housing Month. On April 11, 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Act was enacted. The Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination in the rental, purchase and financing of dwellings based on race, color, national origin and religion. Each year thereafter, we commemorate the efforts to outlaw discrimination in housing and ensure equal enjoyment of housing opportunities to all.
Claire Smith, who has served on NPLS' Board of Directors since 2013, was featured in a recent news story in the Sungazette. Ms. Smith runs the outreach soup kitchen at the West End Christian Community Center in Williamsport. You can read the story by clicking on the following link.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is expanding its Medicaid program, also known as Medical Assistance (MA). The expansion of MA will provide health care coverage in a streamlined manner to Pennsyvlanians who are most in need. It's important to note that eligibility rules will NOT change.
Mark your calendar! On Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 PM through 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 12th please visit www.raisetheregion.org and select North Penn Legal Services as your gift will be stretched by a generous contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Your donation(s) can also help raise additional support for NPLS selected by qualifying them for monetary prizes. All gifts are tax deductible and will help make your favorite nonprofits mission possible.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.