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The first phase of Pennsylvania's “clean slate” law that seals lower-level, nonviolent crimes from public review has gone into effect as of Wednesday, December 26. This means that people can now petition for certain misdemeanors, such as simple assault, intoxicated driving and theft, to be sealed.

What is Clean Slate?

Congratulations to all the recognized attorneys from the Middle District, and especially to NPLS attorneys James A. Butz, John A. Byrd, Jennifer L. Heverly, Paige J. Martineau, and Jan Rumsey, who have dedicated their time and talent to providing pro bono services to low-income clients. You give meaning to “access to justice for all.” Thank you!

North Penn Legal Services is pleased to announce that Lori A. Molloy, Esq. has been named the new Executive Director of North Penn Legal Services.

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.