Housing


An old house with row houses next to it at the corner of 4th and Hickory streets in Warren, Pa., on a sunny spring day. (Shutterstock Photo/woodsnorthphoto)
Deadline Approaching for Pa. Homeowners to Apply for Pandemic Mortgage Assistance

Applicants could get as much as $1,000 per month for mortgage payments for six months. The deadline to apply is Wednesday.

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400,000 Pennsylvanians Could Be Evicted Unless the GOP-Led Legislature Acts

The Democrats’ “Safe at Home” package would extend the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures and increase assistance to renters, homeowners, and small “mom and pop” landlords.

FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, signs that read "No Job No Rent" hang from the windows of an apartment building during the coronavirus pandemic in Northwest Washington. The pandemic has shut housing courts and prompted authorities around the U.S. to initiate policies protecting renters from eviction. But not everyone is covered, and some landlords are turning to threats and harassment to force tenants out. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
The CDC’s New Eviction Freeze Might Not Be Enough To Help Philly Tenants

The CDC freeze applies only to evictions filed because of nonpayment of rent related to COVID-19. It requires an individual income of less than $99,000 and proof of the loss of income.

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1 Million Pennsylvanians Could Lose Their Homes With Eviction Moratorium Ending

Gov. Tom Wolf called on lawmakers in the Republican-led state House and Senate to pass a law extending the moratorium, which expires on Aug. 31.

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It’s Nearly Impossible for Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Workers to Afford Rent

There isn’t a single county or major metropolitan area where the minimum wage is remotely close to what is needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

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Gov. Wolf Announces PA Renters Are Safe From Evictions Through Aug. 31

“I am taking this action to help families know they will have a roof over their heads and a place to live while all of us fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Wolf said in a statement.

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PA Is Trying to Stem Its Looming Eviction Crisis With $150 Million in Emergency Aid. Will It Be Enough?

Gov. Wolf and state lawmakers are devoting at least $150 million in federal coronavirus emergency relief money for rental assistance of $750 per month for up to six months.