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Daily Policy Update

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Moratorium or no, seek Rental Relief if you need it, Tabor president advises

Moratorium or no, seek Rental Relief if you need it, Tabor president advises

Mike McKenna, president, Tabor Community Services (Source: Tabor) The president of Tabor Community Services is cautiously optimistic about the new federal eviction moratorium. "This federal action is helpful to tenants...
Pa.’s eviction moratorium is to end Monday. Can Lancaster County make Rental Relief work?

Pa.’s eviction moratorium is to end Monday. Can Lancaster County make Rental Relief work?

Columbia, seen here in an aerial photo, could be one of Lancaster County's harder-hit communities if Pennsylvania's eviction moratorium ends on schedule Aug. 31. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) With Pennsylvania's eviction...
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Video: School District of Lancaster Teacher Wins $10,000 cash in ‘Give Back, Win Big’ Program

Congratulations to Jessica Janis for winning a $10,000 cash prize donated by Armstrong Flooring through United Way's 'Give Back. Win Big' program. Jessica is a 4th grade teacher in the...
Ephrata continuing utility disconnects; More aid made available to households (updated)

Ephrata continuing utility disconnects; More aid made available to households (updated)

Ephrata Borough Hall (Source: Ephrata Borough) Update, 5 p.m. Aug. 27: Ephrata Borough disconnected 31 electric customers and eight water customers on Thursday, Business Office Manager Tracy Roseberry said. As...
Mobile Covid-19 testing unit will visit Lancaster this weekend

Mobile Covid-19 testing unit will visit Lancaster this weekend

The CATE Mobile Unit is set up at the Littlestown YMCA in Adams County on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Source: Bennis Public Relations)   A public-private partnership has outfitted a...
‘People need help’: Ephrata resumes utility disconnections amid pandemic

‘People need help’: Ephrata resumes utility disconnections amid pandemic

Ephrata Borough Hall (Source: Ephrata Borough) A week ago, Erin Reed and Josh Cooper didn't know if the power would still be on at their home today. [caption id="attachment_4793" align="alignright"...
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Video: 9th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway has a different look this year

Rep. Mike Sturla’s 9th Annual Back-to School giveaway looks different this year, but it has been an overall success. Each year, the giveaway provides School District of Lancaster students entering...
New Web Chat Offers Addiction Help in a Hurry

New Web Chat Offers Addiction Help in a Hurry

The Addiction Resource Center at Compass Mark is adapting to reach out in new ways to the communities we serve. This week marks the rollout of a website chat feature...
Nonprofits are hurting. A proposed $100M state fund could help them

Nonprofits are hurting. A proposed $100M state fund could help them

The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) For nonprofits, the coronavirus pandemic has been a one-two financial punch: Demand for their services has soared, while their income has dropped sharply....
Help local nonprofits by taking this Covid-19 impact survey

Help local nonprofits by taking this Covid-19 impact survey

Live United Looking for a way to help your community during the coronavirus pandemic? Consider taking a few minutes to answer this short survey. The United Way of Pennsylvania created...
Advocates seek to rename former Hand School for Black trailblazer Hazel Jackson

Advocates seek to rename former Hand School for Black trailblazer Hazel Jackson

Hazel I. Jackson Those who knew Hazel I. Jackson remember her principled, idealistic character, her energy, her compassion, her creativity and her indomitable spirit. She was the first Black woman...
Forums will commemorate a century of women’s voting rights, highlight today’s challenges

Forums will commemorate a century of women’s voting rights, highlight today’s challenges

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) Early this year, aware of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment securing women the vote, Stacie Blake began doing some research. Blake...
HDC MidAtlantic puts preventing evictions front and center

HDC MidAtlantic puts preventing evictions front and center

Dana Hanchin, President and CEO, HDC MidAtlantic. (Source: HDC MidAtlantic) Among HDC MidAtlantic's portfolio of owned and managed properties are Ruoff Towers (main pic) and the...
One week left to register for Back to School Giveaway

One week left to register for Back to School Giveaway

If you've been putting off registering your child for state Rep. Mike Sturla's 9th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway — don't delay further! The deadline is one week away, on 4 p.m....
PolicyLab: Statewide mask, distancing requirements rein in Covid-19

PolicyLab: Statewide mask, distancing requirements rein in Covid-19

This map, adapted from PolicyLab's "Mapping Covid-19 in Your Community," shows cumulative Covid-19 case rates per 100,000 population. (Source: PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) States with universal mask mandates, social...
Factory Ministries grows its food program to meet need

Factory Ministries grows its food program to meet need

Strawberries are stacked, ready for distribution to needy families, at Factory Ministries. (Source: Factory Ministries) Adam Nagle, executive director, The Factory Ministries. When Pennsylvania began locking...
United Way urges Congress to act for America’s recovery

United Way urges Congress to act for America’s recovery

By local and national United Way staff: In Lancaster County and nationwide, the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on workers, families and businesses. Communities are hurting, and without immediate...
Update: Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway now multi-day, by appointment

Update: Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway now multi-day, by appointment

In this undated photo, state Rep. Mike Sturla poses with School District of Lancaster students during the annual Back to School Giveaway at Clipper Magazine Stadium. State Rep. Mike Sturla's...