Equity, Opportunity, Hope: 25 Years of Advancing the Pillars of Justice
Mission: enforcing and protecting the right of individuals and families by providing accessible, creative, and high-quality legal assistance and working collaboratively for systemic change.
Message from the Executive Director
For 25 years, PLA has strived to advance the pillars of justice to build a more equitable society where everyone is able to provide for their basic human needs, live safe and healthy lives, and where justice is attainable regardless of income.
Since 1996, PLA has provided free legal aid to 100,000+ people including...
as well as...
2021: Building Equity for Side Yard Caretakers
In 2021 PLA welcomed an Independence Fellow, Andria Bibiloni, to our Consumer Housing Unit to assist predominantly Latinx homeowners in North Philadelphia gain titles to home-adjacent vacant properties.
2021: Innovators in Technology
In 2021, the Unemployment Compensation Unit launched a statewide website, UCHelp.org, to provide up-to-date information about unemployment programs to claimants and potential claimants. Since its launch the site has had more than 10,000 visitors.
2021 Client Stories: Serving Those Who Served
Ken, a recent military veteran, was having difficulty adjusting to civilian life: balancing a budget, managing his finances, and building community. PLA was there to help!
Thank you to all of our funders, donors, staff, volunteers, and community partners for supporting our critical efforts to enforce and protect the rights of Philadelphia’s low-income population for the last 25 years.
We couldn't do it without you.