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Category Archives: Housing Advocacy

May & June Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 801 Arch Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  For more information about any activity listed, call LRI’s main number (215-634-2000) and … Continue reading

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Person-First Resolutions Adopted by PA General Assembly

Both the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives have unanimously passed Resolutions for person-first language for people with disabilities! These Resolutions urge the Commonwealth to use respectful and positive language about people with disabilities. These Resolutions are the first of … Continue reading

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Did you know you could qualify for a new refrigerator from PECO?

PECO is offering new energy-efficient refrigerators to its income eligible consumers. To qualify: You must be the PECO residential electric customer who pays the electric bill Your income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)* … Continue reading

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Philadelphia to add 45 disabled-accessible cabs

After years of lobbying for more cabs that can handle wheelchairs, disabled people and their advocates Thursday got their wish: The Philadelphia Parking Authority will issue 45 taxi medallions for wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year.   To read … Continue reading

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LRI Testifies at Senate Hearing On Community Integration

Today, LRI’s Nursing Home Transition Administrator, Norma Robertson-Debrowski will testify before a U.S. Senate hearing to mark the 15th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Olmstead vs. L.C.  The goal of the hearings is to emphasize the need for … Continue reading

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application deadline extended

From the office of Rep. Harold James D-186th District, Philadelphia County I’m writing to inform senior citizens and others who may qualify for the state’s 2011 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and have not already submitted an application, that the deadline … Continue reading

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Liberty Housing Development Corp. Breaks Ground on New Accessible Apartments

After nearly three years of pre-development, Liberty Housing Development Corporation (LHDC) proudly announced the beginning of construction of 13 new, fully accessible, one-bedroom apartments. At the April 18 groundbreaking, the apartment building was christened Carol Ann Campbell Residences at Liberty … Continue reading

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Philly.com: Advocacy group’s survey: Housing bias continues unabated

By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s community-based organizations say housing discrimination continues unabated, especially against immigrants, disabled people, and families with children, results of a recent survey indicate. Nearly 550 community groups … Continue reading

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Daniel Denvir: Cut to the Bone

by Daniel Denvir Philadelphia CityPaper Federal rollbacks, slashing funding to Philly housing programs by a third, could be devastating for low-income homeowners. One hundred forty miles away, in Washington, D.C., Republicans in Congress last month congratulated themselves on hammering out … Continue reading

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Corporate Spotlight: Discount City

Richard DiCarlo, Discount City Clearance Center’s manager, has made it his mission to give back through his job. Located at 12th and Washington, Discount City is one of the premiere places for discounted furniture in Philadelphia. “We take a lot … Continue reading

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