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SeniorLAW Center Testifies Before the Division of Housing and Community Development

Friday, February 10th, 2017
On February 7, 2016 Beth Shay, Esq,. Director of Homeownership Rights at SeniorLAW Center, testified before the Division of Housing and Community Development about the needs of senior homeowners in Philadelphia. The need for a senior triage program in Diversion Court continues. There were 4,141 mortgage foreclosure actions filed in Philadelphia in 2015, about 20% of which came from neighborhood… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Staff Attorney Susanna Ratner, Esq. Awarded 2017 Nolan Fellowship

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
SeniorLAW Center is proud to announce that Staff Attorney Susanna Ratner, Esq. is a recipient of the American Bar Association’s 2017 Nolan Fellowship. Named for the late John S. Nolan, a dedicated and respected ABA Tax Section member, the distinction is awarded to young lawyers who are actively involved in the Section and have shown leadership qualities. Each one-year fellowship includes wa… click for more


Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Watch the Video with Ray at Vimeo >              … click for more

Holiday Eviction Moratorium: Last Day for Evictions to be completed will be December 16th

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
The Philadelphia Courts  have announced a holiday hiatus .  No evictions will take place between December 17, 2016 – January 2, 2017. Research shows that more than 90% of tenants in Philadelphia are unrepresented and go through the eviction process without an attorney.  We are working to change that daunting statistic.  SeniorLAW Center is proud to represent and serve low-income elderly t… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Appears at Homes Within Reach Conference in Harrisburg

Monday, November 21st, 2016
On November 15, 2016, SeniorLAW Center’s Elizabeth P. Shay, Esq., Coordinator of SeniorLAW Center’s Homeowners Assistance Program, appeared at the Homes Within Reach Conference in Harrisburg on a panel with leaders from Clarifi and The Reinvestment Fund where light was shed on the problems arising from reverse mortgage delinquencies. People gathered from throughout the Commonwealth to discuss … click for more

UBER and LYFT are giving FREE rides to the polls on Tuesday in Pennsylvania!

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Need a ride to the polls on Tuesday? UBER and LYFT are giving FREE rides to the polls on Election Day. Make your voice count by downloading their app and following the instructions on how to get your FREE ride. For more information, click here. For non-partisan election protection, call 1866.OUR.VOTE for problems and questions. Other voting resources: http://www.votespa… click for more


Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
If you have missed your court hearing or are having trouble accessing the courts due to the SEPTA strike, SeniorLAW Center may be able to assist you.  Seniors can call 215-988-1242 to speak with one of our staff for further information. If you missed a Landlord/Tenant hearing, a default judgment may have been entered against you and you should call us immediately.  If you are facing violence … click for more

Senior homeowners: beware of deed recording scam!

Monday, October 24th, 2016
The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has filed a civil consumer protection lawsuit against Wanda D. Rogers for allegedly scamming Philadelphia homeowners into paying for a service that the city provides for free. Ms. Rogers reportedly mailed letters to homeowners from the fictional “Philadelphia Deeds and Registry Offices,” offering to provide a copy of their property deed in exchange f… click for more

Elder Justice Resource Center Launches in Philadelphia

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
SeniorLAW Center is proud to be a part of the creation and launch of Pennsylvania’s first Elder Justice Resource Center, officially opened October 13, 2016 in Room 278 in City Hall. The center will provide direct services via volunteer attorneys and advocates experienced in senior legal issues. The center will also provide referrals for seniors, as well as educational workshops designed to infor… click for more

The Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching!

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
The Homestead Exemption program reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If approved, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year (typically around $400 lower). To qualify, you must own and live in the property. There are no income requirements. To apply, call the Homestead Hotline at 215-686-9200 or go to The deadline to apply for the Homeste… click for more
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