Stories tagged: "housing"


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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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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.

In this May 21, 2020, file photo, people from a support organization for immigrant and working class communities unfold banners, including one advocating rent cancelation, on a subway platform in the Queens borough of New York during a vigil memorializing people who died from coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Landlords Are Harassing and Threatening Tenants Who Are Struggling to Pay Rent During Coronavirus

The data and analytics real estate firm Amherst projects that 28 million renters, or about 22.5% of all households, are at risk of eviction.

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Tens of Thousands of Tenants Are Planning the Largest Rent Strike in Decades

About a third of renters didn’t pay rent in April, and with the number of unemployed at over 26 million and counting, even more are expected to have trouble paying in May.