From Philadelphia Media Network: The problem has been most severe, researchers found, in the Philadelphia metro division, where nearly 75 percent of low- or moderate-income homeowners who sought home improvement loans were denied between 2015 and 2017. (Read more.)
The First Judicial District has amended their procedures to authorize the return of the entire amount of posted bail in cases when defendants meet other conditions and appear as required until the final disposition of the case. (Read more.)
From Generocity: The venture philanthropy firm announced a $600,000 investment in Boston-based financial services nonprofit Compass Working Capital, in partnership with Clarifi and the Philadelphia Housing Authority. (Read more.)
From PlanPhilly: During city budget negotiations in the spring, it looked as if a line item to help tenants facing eviction might be in peril. But in the final deal, funding for landlord-tenant court reforms actually was boosted to $850,000, from $500,000. (Read more.)
From The Philadelphia Citizen: Women’s Way is bringing an innovative Delaware financial literacy model here to give economic tools to the poorest—and potentially most powerful—population in the city: Women.
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City Councilman Bobby Henon has introduced a bill that would make city funds for insurance available to all registered community groups that hold zoning meetings regarding new development projects in their neighborhoods. From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)