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Fewer Pa. renters applying for relief than expected

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.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Thousands of Pa. families face potential eviction come the new year

Hundreds of thousands of families across Pennsylvania could lose their homes in January, after emergency unemployment benefits and federal eviction protections expire.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Pa. House panel considers tenant right to attorney

In recent years, cities around the country have passed laws guaranteeing the right to a lawyer for tenants facing eviction.
By Alanna Elder/WITF

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Philadelphia offers COVID-impacted tenants more help with rent — up to $1,500

“Our goal throughout the pandemic has been – and continues to be – to keep people in their homes,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Updated: 2020-04-28 17:06:48

Statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures extended until May 11

The state Supreme Court amended its previous stay on court actions and extended the prohibition on evictions and foreclosures until Monday, May 11.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Philadelphia halts evictions as coronavirus bears down

Evictions already scheduled will not move forward for half a month, and people will be allowed to stay in homes for that duration.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

Should landlords be responsible for a bedbug infestation? New bill passes remediation costs to tenants.

Philadelphia is one of the only major U.S. cities that doesn’t currently use city law to guard against the critters.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY