Philly schools to be ‘one-stop location’ for government handouts

LINE FORMS HERE: Philadelphia school systems could soon become the centers of government handouts. By Yaël Ossowski | Instead of the welfare office and City Hall, Philadelphia residents may soon be lining up at schools to apply for government benefits. A proposed bill by the Philadelphia City Council would make public schools the “one-stop location” for government handouts, including everything from Section 8 housing subsidies to reproductive health services. Though the School-Based Family Services Program would focus on providing public services to children, the program extends coverage to parents and family members, creating “neighborhood-based community hubs,” which would cut […]