The Supreme Court ended the CDC’s eviction ban. A housing law expert explains the impact | Analysis
The total number of people at risk of losing their homes is about 15 million. They collectively owe about $20 billion in rent.
Despite U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Philly city courts’ orders delaying evictions remains
The defunct federal moratorium has “nothing to do with our order” because the city courts draw authority from the state Legislature and state Supreme Court, a courts spokesperson said.
‘The money is there’: Senate Democrats propose an alternative to immediate evictions, foreclosures
“The money is there,” Sen. Nikil Saval told the Capital-Star. “The best tenant you can have is the one you already have who’s just unable to make payments by virtue of them not having access to other income.”
Allegheny County extended its local eviction moratorium, and data shows it’s necessary
Advocates say the extension is not only humane, it's also smart policy.
Philly judge issues order halting some lockout evictions
The judge’s order came as political pressure was mounting on the courts to temporarily stop eviction lockouts
All Pennsylvanians win when tenants have legal representation | Opinion
One essential tool for preventing eviction is legal representation, which preserves the rights of tenants and helps landlords and tenants come to successful resolutions that avoid displacement and prevent homelessness. It has been shown time and time again that legal aid is key to the health of our economy. It only makes sense for Pennsylvania to use a portion of its federal Fiscal Recovery Funds to pilot a universal access to counsel program.
Feds order new eviction ban in counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates
Tuesday’s announcement from the CDC also followed intense public pressure by some progressive Democrats, including Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, who has camped out on the Capitol steps since Friday in protest of Congress not extending protections for vulnerable tenants.
House Dems struggle to extend federal eviction ban through mid-October
A letter circulated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office indicated that the chamber was working on support to extend eviction protections through Oct. 18, the date when the public health emergency declaration issued by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services also expires.
‘There was no concern for my life’: Families losing homes despite federal eviction moratorium
Housing policy experts have warned that millions of Americans are still struggling to pay their rent, and that the end of that legal protection likely will lead to a surge in eviction filings across the country.
As federal eviction moratorium ends, state officials tell Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance
Pa. received approximately $569 million in federal funds to assist renters, landlords and utility companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services
To mark the end of Pride month and the ongoing fight for adequate housing, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the HIV/AIDS activism organization ACT UP held a protest outside of Mayor Jim Kenney’s condo in Old City.
‘We all have to do better’: White House urges locals to boost eviction diversion programs
Officials and advocates at Wednesday’s forum urged several policy reforms that they said can make a significant difference for renters and landlords.