This September 11, 2012 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the block grant that 20 counties will receive as part of a pilot program to see if that type of budget works or not in Pennsylvania for human services. The article also raises concerns for those who had been in the former General Assistance program.
This July 1, 2012 article on The Morning Call website, talks about the impact of the elimination of the General Assistance program. It is an article specific to Lehigh Valley, but the same story is playing out across the state.
This July 1, 2012 article found on the LancasterOnline website talks about not only the fact that cash assistance is being eliminated, but also raises concerns about the ripple effect of the elimination of this program may cause. Recipients will receive their last General Assistance stipend during the last week of July according to this article.