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The Lehigh County Assistance will be moving to a new location, and will be open for business at 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA effective April 4, 2015.  The moving plan follows:

Earlier this week, the Morning Call published an article about the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development’s  proposal to ban smoking in all public housing units and extending 25 feet from any building (http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-lehigh-valley-public-housing-smoking-20151205-story.html). The proposal allows persons to submit written comments through January 19, 2016.
A big budget Hollywood movie, The Big Short, is coming to theaters near you this month. Based upon the novel by Michael Lewis, it is a story of how some financial guys on Wall Street saw the manipulations in the Housing market in 2005 and figured out a way to make money from what they predicted would be a financial collapse. Sure enough, in 2007, the housing bubble burst, financial institutions collapsed, and the reverberations were felt in the economy.
 
A landlord who owned properties in Coopersburg settled a housing discrimination complaint earlier this month after allegations that he discriminated against families with children by refusing to rent a second-floor apartment to applicants with children. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a charge of discrimination against the landlord in October. According to HUD’s charge, the landlord posted a Craiglist advertisement that stated the apartment was “not suitable for children due to the exterior landing and stairs."
 

We are pleased to release our FY 2014-15 Annual Report - CLOSING THE JUSTICE GAP

PBI, PBA and PLAN are pleased to honor Pennsylvania pro bono volunteers with the release of 10 one-hour free CLE videos offering training for lawyers taking a pro bono case from any legal aid, county bar or other poverty law organization.  A list of the ten CLE programs is attached along with a letter from the Presidents of the three sponsors.  These ten videos allow pro bono volunteers to get free online CLE from the comfort of their office desks while gaining valuable insight into a variety of common pro bono matters.

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