Get Ready for the Continuum of Care RFP! The City of Philadelphia has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, and joint transitional and rapid rehousing projects for households with or without children, including youth ages 18-24, to be included in Philadelphia's 2019 application to HUD for Continuum of Care (CoC) program funding. Proposals are due via electronic submission firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.
July 30, 2019, Pat Loeb - KYW Newsradio In April, Mural Arts Philadelphia began offering 10 jobs a day to any takers with payment made at the end of that day's shift. So many people lined up they had to use a lottery system to award the jobs. On Tuesday, many of those employed by the program joined the city and SEPTA officials to cut the ribbon on the mural they made at Suburban Station. The mural of colorful flowers on a pastel blue background brightens a formerly dank hallw
July 22, 2019 - Generocity CLS is seeking a paralegal for its SSI Unit’s new Community Disability Application Project (CDAP), to be launched in Fall 2019. The SSI Unit helps individuals with serious disabilities qualify for and keep Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). CDAP will assist individuals with disabilities in hard to reach communities with initial applications for SSI disability benefits. SSI is a core Social Se
July 22, 2019 - Generocity CLS is seeking two (2) paralegals for its SSI Unit. CLS’s SSI Unit helps individuals with serious disabilities qualify for and keep Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSI is a core Social Security program that provides income support to adults aged 65 and over and individuals at any age with severe disabilities. CLS’s SSI Unit provides full legal representation to individuals with disabilitie
July 22, 2019 - Generocity Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia is a non-profit public interest agency providing free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Philadelphia area, CLS is both locally and nationally renowned as a premier legal services provider dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all low-income individuals and communities. CLS has eight legal units covering a wide r
This grant program is inviting proposals from state and local government agencies or federally recognized tribal entities to serve as model sites of probation and/or parole (community corrections) partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies to reduce violent crime and recidivism among people under the supervision of community corrections. Three sites will be selected to receive awards of up to $500,000 each to: (1) participate in an ISI Model Site Advisory C
This week Rebuild launched its first round of recruitment for two exciting new job programs aimed at giving diverse candidates paid pathways into careers in a construction union. The paid pre-apprenticeship training will lead to apprenticeships working on Rebuild sites, ultimately resulting in full union membership. More details are available on the Rebuild website here. The deadline is August 16th!
June 29, 2019, Tara Law - Time Magazine The Pennsylvania senate’s state budget negotiations descended into chaos on Wednesday when lawmakers and activists clashed over the elimination of a cash assistance program for the state’s neediest people. The PA General Assistance Program, which the house voted to end last week, provided roughly $200 a month to about 11,095 of the state’s poorest residents, including many who don’t qualify for other assistance programs or are waiting f
July 23, 2019, Michael Tannenbaum - Philly Voice A workshop at LaSalle University on Saturday will give guidance to prospective first-time home buyers in Philadelphia who hope to participate in the city's new $10,000 homeownership incentive program. The Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania is organizing the Philly Homebuyer Exchange for residents to gather information from industry professionals about the home purchase process, as well as how income-eligible buyers can
July 19, 2019 - Breanna Edwards - Essence Magazine Tonie Willis’ mother, Ardella, saw the good in everybody. When she passed away in 2009, Willis was determined that her mother’s legacy would live on through her. And so, in 2010, Ardella’s House, a non-profit organization based in Pennsylvania—Willis’ home state—was born. The organization specializes in assisting women directly impacted by mass incarceration and is determined to show that their mistakes are not the sum total