Pennsylvania’s 67 counties received about $847 million in federal relief to help tenants pay rent and utilities. The state’s rent relief program launched in March.
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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.
“Our goal throughout the pandemic has been – and continues to be – to keep people in their homes,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.
The state Supreme Court amended its previous stay on court actions and extended the prohibition on evictions and foreclosures until Monday, May 11.
Evictions already scheduled will not move forward for half a month, and people will be allowed to stay in homes for that duration.
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Philadelphia is one of the only major U.S. cities that doesn’t currently use city law to guard against the critters.