WHYY (PA)


The most-listened-to public radio station in the Delaware Valley, PA.
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Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Media


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Study: Philly tenants facing eviction too often lack legal representation

Jake Blumgart
South Texas College of Law Houston Veterans Clinic, WHYY (PA)
November 13, 2018
The Philadelphia Bar Association released a study that shows the city could save more than $45 million dollars annually in costs if it invested $3.5 million a year to ensure all low-income tenants have legal assistance in eviction court.

Audio , Feature

A mother’s dilemma: Get cancer meds and risk deportation, or hide and surely die

Dan Gorenstein
WHYY (PA)
February 1, 2018
This is a story about what happens when you have no good option.

News Story

The poverty penalty: Should states suspend driver’s licenses for court scofflaws?

Dana DiFilippo
WHYY (PA)
November 27, 2017
When it comes to court debt, most states — including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey — will suspend your driver’s license until you pay up.

News Story

Delaware report shows limited legal help for low income residents

Zoe Read
WHYY (PA)
September 18, 2017
On Monday, the Delaware Access to Justice Commission released a report that shows a lack of funding for legal aid agencies, limited help for pro se litigants and a shortage of attorneys offering pro bono services.

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Philly legal aid group urging colleges to stop asking applicants about criminal record

Aaron Moselle
WHYY (PA)
August 31, 2017
One of Philadelphia's largest legal assistance organizations, is pushing area colleges and universities to stop asking prospective students about any crimes in their past.

Op-Ed

Expungements can erase the stigma that haunts people of color

Tracie Johnson, Jarrett Drake
WHYY (PA)
August 2, 2017
Black Lives Matter Philadelphia sheds light on the over-policing of communities of color and is partnering with Community Legal Services to address the long-term consequences.

Op-Ed

Philly should relieve eviction crisis by funding legal representation for low-income tenants

Kathy Desmond
WHYY (PA)
March 24, 2017
The cost of representation for an eviction hearing is out of reach for too many Philly residents. Although 81 percent of landlords attend court with legal counsel, only 1 percent of low-income renters attend with legal representation.

News Story

To reduce unfair evictions tenants need lawyers

Jake Blumgart
WHYY (PA)
March 16, 2017
In a city with a staggeringly high eviction rate, landlord-tenant court is one of the busiest corners of Philadelphia's municipal judiciary.

News Story

Effort to bolster subsidized job opportunities underway in Pa.

Katie Colaneri
WHYY (PA)
September 5, 2016
Gullen and her colleagues at Community Legal Services, an advocacy group that assists low-income families, are teaming up with Redeemed PA to launch a campaign urging the city and state to create a robust subsidized jobs program.

News Story

As Pa. bolsters nursing home inspections, rate of penalties up

Ryan Briggs
WHYY (PA)
March 14, 2016
After scathing reports last year showed Pennsylvania routinely failed to detect or punish elder abuse, the state Department of Health is cracking down on lax nursing home inspections.



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