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Boy's lead poisoning pushes grandmother to assert tenant rights
CJP Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Legal Services attorneys sue landlord to remove lead in a rental unit after a new tenant saw a major spike in blood lead levels in her grandson after they moved in. 
Lackawanna County sued over use of prisoners at recycling center
Staff attorney Marielle Macher and co-counsel from Towards Justice and Handley, Farah & Anderson file a proposed class action lawsuit for alleged wage, anti-slavery, and racketeering violations over a county contract that forces prisoners to work for $5 a day in unsafe conditions at a private recycling facility.  
Housing authority aims to give low-income residents access to more neighborhoods
Staff attorney Kevin Quisenberry for comment on Section 8 housing vouchers and the city expanding housing choice in more neighborhoods for voucher holders.
Roof Garden owner fails to show in court to respond to lawsuit
Article: "Roof Garden Acres residents are continuing their legal action unimpeded as park owners refuse to address the Somerset trailer park’s water woes."
Door opens for Cherry Lane Estates sale
Somerset mobile home park residents could get a new owner to repair water leaks and clear fire-damaged trailers.
Related: Arson-plagued Somerset mobile home park cleared for sale
Roof Garden residents file class action suit against park's owner
Somerset mobile home park residents sue landlord for ongoing water line problems. 
Taking action: Cherry Lane residents join lawsuit against park owner
CJP helps mobile home park residents in Somerset join the borough in a lawsuit against the park owner for deteriorating conditions at Cherry Lane mobile home park.
Pa. conservatorship law pits anti-blight advocates against property owners
Pittsburgh families are threatened with displacement in conservatorship cases. CJP and Neighborhood Legal Services litigate for due process. 
Pennsylvania has one of the best welfare-to-work education programs. Could it help more parents? 

“It’s probably the best or one of the best post-secondary education programs in the country,” said Peter Zurflieh of the Community Justice Project, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to benefits recipients.

A Cherry Lane Concern

Community Justice Project helps mobile home park residents in Somerset form association to have a voice in trailer park's future.

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Bisconti Farms

The EEOC filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Fleetwood mushroom-farming business. CJP has intervened in the suit on behalf of the charging party.

Tenants seek receiver to take over troubled complex

Community Justice Project joined Neighborhood Legal Services and Regional Housing Legal Services to represent tenants of an apartment complex in disastrous disrepair.

Somerset seeks hazard status for Cherry Lane 

Community Justice Project is representing mobile home park residents whose park has been damaged by fire and left in serious disrepair.

Scranton residents sue to force reassessment

Community Justice Project is representing three Scranton residents in a suit against Lackawanna County to force it to conduct a long overdue countywide property tax reassessment.

Evicted mobile home park residents remain

Community Justice Project protects mobile home park residents from hasty illegal evictions.

Settlement for home healthcare workers

Thousands of home healthcare workers receive settlement payments from class action lawsuit.​

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