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Please see resources on our website with more information for older adults in these uncertain times. Join us in making extra efforts to ensure the older people in our lives are safe, healthy and connected.


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SeniorLAW Center’s Renee Chenault Fattah Featured in the Philly Tribune

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
We must continue to demand universal testing. Testing gives us data that lets us know where the need is greatest so policies can be tailored to meet the specific needs of those most at risk. We know that nursing homes and long-term care facilities are a virus hotbed. Almost half of the deaths of elderly people in this country have been at nursing care facilities. I am the director of … click for more

Ways to protect your home from foreclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sunday, June 28th, 2020
Due to COVID-19, many families have been experiencing financial hardships. This has made it difficult for some people to pay their mortgage. Here are some important steps you can take NOW to solve your mortgage problems. 1. Find out if your mortgage is guaranteed by the United States government since these loans have important emergency protections. Government guaranteed loans include FHA… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Celebrates Juneteenth

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
In observance of Juneteenth, SeniorLAW Center will close its offices this Friday, June 19th. SeniorLAW Center’s Co-Chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Alex Deering stated, “This holiday commemorates how far we have come, but helps us remember that just like the freed people in Galveston, Texas in 1865, although we dream of a country that exemplifies equal justice, for many it is st… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s client is featured in KYW Newsradio article on the eviction crisis in Philadelphia

Monday, June 8th, 2020
Philadelphia City Council announced last week with great fanfare that it is creating a new program for racial equity with $25 million the city had set aside in case of a recession. They call it the "New Normal" budget. Council President Darrell Clarke said the money will be used to bolster the city's effort in six areas: access to health care, fresh food, affordable housing, education, pov… click for more

Eviction crisis in Philadelphia is at an all-time high: homelessness is imminent

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
As a journalist I am a believer in the power of stories. Stories define our humanity. They connect us, inspire and motivate us to action. In these unprecedented times, powerful stories are being shared in Philadelphia City Council’s Housing Committee’s virtual hearing on The Emergency Housing Protection Act- a critical set of bills to protect tenants in the city of Philadelphia facing a loomi… click for more

SeniorLAW Center stands for justice for all

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Today we work to honor the lives of those lost to racial violence and injustice. George Floyd and so, so many others, from the Middle Passage on. We work every day to change the historic and current disparities of poverty, housing, health, education, employment and access to justice. We stand with our clients and our beautifully diverse staff and leaders and families to say no more. We stand w… click for more

Governor Wolf extends receipt of mail-in ballot by one week

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
Governor Wolf extends the mail-in ballot by one week for Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Amid a surge in mail-in ballots, the COVID-19 public health emergency and civil disturbances in six counties, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order extending the deadline for county election offices in Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to receive ab… click for more

Karen Buck quoted in Spotlight PA article on the need for better COVID-19 testing for older people

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
As of Monday, May 18, 2020, more than 3,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19, according to state records. Nursing homes need better testing now. Karen Buck is quoted in a recent article saying: "What we heard from the governor and from the secretary of health was that the plan would be much more radical and much more universal. And what we’re seeing now is not that. This is very fa… click for more

7 reforms that would make it easier for everyone to vote in Pennsylvania

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
SeniorLAW Center continues to advocate for older people and vulnerable populations and access to voting during COVID-19. Because voting in person will pose grave risks to people’s health and lives, particularly older people, Americans will turn in unprecedented numbers to voting by mail instead, as they should. Due to COVID-19 and the new processes of Act 77, large numbers of voters will be appl… click for more

SeniorLAW Center joins other housing rights advocates to support Governor Wolf’s moratorium on evictions in Pennsylvania during the global pandemic

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
SeniorLAW Center joined Neighborhood Legal Services, The Community Justice Project, Action-Housing,Inc., Pittsburgh United, Pittsburgh Union of Regional Renters, and Tenants Union Representative Network in an amicus brief supporting Governor Wolf’s moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. When Governor Wolf declared an emergency in the face of the deadly Coronavirus, he enacted a sect… click for more
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