In response to the Governor’s directive, all of SeniorLAW Center's physical offices are closed, but we continue to provide services to our older clients and communities who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis.

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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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Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
If you or someone in your household has become unemployed due to COVID and your income has gone down about 30%, you may qualify for the Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program (PMAP) through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). To qualify, you must: 1) have an annual income below the limit set by HUD; 2) be a homeowner; 3) have mortgage payments that are at least 30 days late; and … click for more

What is “Pandemic Mortgage Assistance” that is being offered by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
If you or someone in your household has become unemployed due to COVID and your income has gone down about 30%, you may qualify for the Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program (PMAP) through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). To qualify, you must: 1) have an annual income below the limit set by HUD; 2) be a homeowner; 3) have mortgage payments that are at least 30 days late; and … click for more

New E-News: Voices of Racial Justice, Fighting COVID-19 fraud & exploitation, Meet Our New Staff

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
SeniorLAW Center's e-news focuses on our work in the fight for racial justice, our advocacy for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and welcomes our new staff. Read more here. … click for more

SeniorLAW Applauds Utility Shutoff Moratorium Staying in Place

Friday, July 17th, 2020
SeniorLAW Center joined forces with Community Legal Services, AARP PA and others in successfully encouraging The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to continue its moratorium on utility shutoffs. If the moratorium had bee lifted, termination notices would have gone out almost immediately with devastating effects on older, vulnerable and low-income people, families, those who have lost employme… click for more

Thank you to our COVID-19 Fund for Older People Donors!

Friday, July 17th, 2020
We are most appreciative of your support of our work during these critical times. Adam Wodka Amy and Dave Farurling and Jonas Asha Ramachandran Claudia and Marc Rash Cristin McKenna Dana Goldberg Deborah Khler DLA Piper Foundation Emmanuel Iheukwumere Exelon Matching Gift (from Bill Donohue) Helen White Jacob Speidel Janet Baldo Janet Cary Jason Conn Jay Meadway Jay Meadway Jenni… click for more

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
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