The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.
Individuals who were approved for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program in 2021 will receive a one-time bonus rebate before the end of this year.
The Whole Home Repair Program is funded through the state budget and offers grants and loans to homeowners and landlords who struggle to pay for necessary home repairs.
Pennsylvania had been dealing with an affordable housing crisis long before the pandemic hit. The coronavirus has made it worse.
Applicants could get as much as $1,000 per month for mortgage payments for six months. The deadline to apply is Wednesday.
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.
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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