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By many measures, as indicated in The Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2018 “State of the City” report, scheduled for release in early April, Philadelphia is on an upward trend, with an increasing population, strong job growth, and a vibrant arts and culture scene. But the city is also facing one of the highest drug overdose rates in the nation, fueled predominantly by an intensifying... Read More
A new report by The Pew Charitable Trusts, “American Families Face a Growing Rent Burden: High Housing Costs Threaten Financial Security and Put Homeownership Out of Reach for Many,” shows that in the aftermath of the 2007-09 Great Recession, more households are “rent burdened”—that is, spending more than 30 percent of their pretax income on housing—than before... Read More
WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts praised Ohio legislators today for passing H.B. 123 out of a key House committee, a long overdue step toward reforming the state’s payday loan industry. The provisions included in the bill would close the credit services organization loophole, give borrowers more time to repay, and achieve lower prices. The bipartisan bill was first introduced in... Read More
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