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#LeadFreePhilly

On June 13th, our extraordinary colleague and public health nurse, Erin Blair testified to Philadelphia City Council urging passage of laws to keep kids safe from lead poisoning. Joining Erin is Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership & Mabel Morris Home Visit Programs and HELP: MLP client, Kaitlyn, telling her story on why the Philly lead laws need to change now. Check out Erin and Kaitlyn’s powerful testimonies below! #leadfreephilly

Weighing in on the Proposed SNAP Time Limits

HELP: MLP recently submitted comments on a proposed rule that could lead to over 755,000 people losing critical food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP. This proposed rule would limit states’ flexibility related to the amount of time individuals can receive SNAP benefits. Able-bodied adults without dependents can only get SNAP for three months in three years if they do not meet certain special work requirements; however, currently, states can waive this harsh requirement. This proposed rule would limit states’ ability to waive the requirement… Read more Weighing in on the Proposed SNAP Time Limits

Philadelphia’s Eviction Crisis

By: Michaela Whitelaw, Public Health Fellow According to a 2017 study by the Reinvestment Fund, approximately one in 14 Philadelphia renters (20,000 families) face eviction filings every year, with filings disproportionately affecting African Americans and women. In 2016, over 10,200 Philadelphia renters were evicted, placing Philadelphia fourth in the country for the number of evictions that year. The Philadelphia eviction crisis is a result of systemic and social issues entrenched in a history of poverty, discrimination, and gentrification. While some evictions are legal and fair, a large number of eviction… Read more Philadelphia’s Eviction Crisis