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Pennsylvania needs rental assistance and eviction diversion programs, activists and lawmakers say

Experts and activists say eviction prevention measures need to expand, landlords disagree on some points.

By Anthony Orozco

Philadelphia council votes to extend eviction diversion

The program requires landlords to participate in mediation with tenants and apply for rental assistance at least 45 days before filing an eviction request with the courts.

By The Associated Press

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Why $1 billion in rent relief isn’t keeping some Pa. tenants safe from eviction

While a long-feared wave of evictions hasn’t come to pass, a lack of coordination between programs and courts leaves some renters in a pinch.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

High court gives Bucks County OK to delay eviction cases while tenants wait for rental relief

Advocates hope the move will prompt other counties to issue similar orders, guaranteeing that tenants won’t lose their homes while waiting for help.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

As a potential eviction surge looms, Pa. officials are pointing to more than $1 billion in housing assistance money

Though the program has hit roadblocks since it was created in March, county and state housing agencies are hoping money earmarked for the Emergency Rental Assistance program will stave off a surge of eviction notices.

By Sam Dunklau and Gabriela Martínez