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City of Philadelphia Press Briefing – May 22, 2020

From the City of Philadelphia – live video here: PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 309 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 21,009. The Department of Public Health noted continued progress in congregate settings, including nursing homes and the DepartmentContinue reading “City of Philadelphia Press Briefing – May 22, 2020”

Gov. Wolf revises Executive Order on Foreclosures and Eviction Suspensions

Governor Tom Wolf has taken further steps to protect Pennsylvania residents from foreclosure and eviction. “I am protecting housing for Pennsylvanians who may be facing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “My order will not affect proceedings for other issues, such as property damage or illegal activity. I encourage all PennsylvaniansContinue reading “Gov. Wolf revises Executive Order on Foreclosures and Eviction Suspensions”

City of Philadelphia Press Briefing – May 21, 2020

  From the City of Philadelphia: PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 341 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 20,700. The Department of Public Health noted continued progress in congregate settings, including nursing homes and the Department of Prisons. NoContinue reading “City of Philadelphia Press Briefing – May 21, 2020”

Pennsylvania to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

From the Office of Governor Tom Wolf: Governor Tom Wolf announced today an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support child care providers around Pennsylvania, which will reach around 7,000 child care centers. Pennsylvania received $106 million through the CARES Act toContinue reading “Pennsylvania to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers”

City of Philadelphia Press Briefing – May 20, 2020

From The City of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 227 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 20,359. The Department of Public Health noted continued progress in congregate settings, including nursing homes and the Department of Prisons. No additionalContinue reading “City of Philadelphia Press Briefing – May 20, 2020”

Gov. Wolf, Treasurer Torsella Announce Property Tax/Rent Rebates Arriving Early to Help Seniors, Others During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19th, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that many older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities will receive early rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Rebates are typically issued starting July 1, but the governor and treasurer are issuing the rebates starting tomorrow to approved applicants. Information from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-treasurer-torsella-announce-property-tax-rent-rebates-arriving-early-to-help-seniors-others-during-covid-19-pandemic/

$523 Million One-Time Federal Emergency Funds Given to PA to Support Schools

May 13th, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the U.S. Department of Education has passed Pennsylvania’s request for $523 Million to support school districts. This money will be used on services such as food, professional training, technology purchases, sanitization and cleaning supplies, summer and after-school programs, and mental health supports. Schools are being urged to prioritizeContinue reading “$523 Million One-Time Federal Emergency Funds Given to PA to Support Schools”

Gov. Wolf Extends Stay at Home Order to June 4th, 2020

The May 8th stay at home order has now been extended to June 4th, Governor Tom Wolf announced. In addition to this new stay at home order, 24 counties have been moved to the “yellow phase.” These counties include: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour,Continue reading “Gov. Wolf Extends Stay at Home Order to June 4th, 2020”

Councilmembers to Introduce Pandemic Housing Protections

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Helen Gym, Kendra Brooks, and Jamie Gauthier  introduced a package of bills protecting renters for the duration of the pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.   The six bills and one resolution, known as the Emergency Housing Protection package, were introduced May 1, 2020, during which council considered a revised budget submittedContinue reading “Councilmembers to Introduce Pandemic Housing Protections”

WPPM News Update

WPPM News Update – Full show with COVID 19 update, local news, and interviews with Black and Brown Workers Collective member, Sterling Johnson, Sonia Smith of the Small Business Administration, and PASPAP President, Maureen May. Hosted by Vanessa Maria Graber and Larry McGlynn.

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