Experts and activists say eviction prevention measures need to expand, landlords disagree on some points.
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Hundreds of thousands of families across Pennsylvania could lose their homes in January, after emergency unemployment benefits and federal eviction protections expire.
The state House unanimously passed long-awaited changes Monday, but Senate leadership refused to advance it, leaving many landlords and families on the financial brink.
Attorneys and advocates say with the confusion of various state, local and federal orders, there can be big inconsistencies from one courtroom to another.
Landlords will no longer be required to forgive all payments owed in return for accepting state aid, which is capped at $750, much lower than average rent in many areas.
Evictions already scheduled will not move forward for half a month, and people will be allowed to stay in homes for that duration.