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State orders Lancaster nonprofit to stop soliciting donationsGlass House Inc. expects to have its fundraising abilities reinstated soon

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The Pennsylvania Department of State has ordered a transitional living facility in Lancaster to stop soliciting donations until it files certain paperwork with the state.

The department issued the cease-and-desist letter against Glass House Inc. on Oct. 31. The order says the organization is not registered with the state's Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations and failed to submit requested paperwork - something Glass House was working Tuesday to rectify, said Carol Glass, the organization's founder.

Glass House may not solicit donations in Pennsylvania until it files those documents, the order states. Glass, who said the issue arose from one form the organization forgot to submit in 2016 and another form that needed a signature, expects to have her organization's fundraising abilities reinstated soon.

Glass House provides shelter and other services to people who need transitional housing while they work to become self-sufficient, according to its website. The organization served 85 clients last year, the website states.

Glass House received federal nonprofit status in 2006. Its most recent available tax forms show an organization running on a tight budget, with $44,687 in expenses in 2014 and $46,887 in revenue.

Glass House was one of nine organizations ordered to stop soliciting funds in Pennsylvania in October.

This story has been updated with comment from Glass House Inc.

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Jennifer Wentz

Jennifer Wentz

Jennifer Wentz covers Lancaster County, York County, financial services, taxation and legal services. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at jwentz@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @jenni_wentz.

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