‘We can’t move forward if we leave others behind’: State officials urge Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance

BY: - May 12, 2021

In a briefing with reporters Tuesday, acting state Human Services Secretary Meg Snead urged Pennsylvanians who are behind on rental payments or having trouble making payments to apply for assistance through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). 

Federal judge puts ruling on hold invalidating CDC’s nationwide eviction ban

BY: - May 5, 2021

In his ruling U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, of the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia, said the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t have the power to impose a moratorium that kept millions of Americans in their homes as the pandemic raged across the nation.

A federal eviction ban has been extended until June. Here’s how to get help with rent payments in Pa.

BY: - March 29, 2021

The federal public health order bars landlords from evicting tenants who lost wages or income due to the pandemic.

Pittsburgh passed an eviction moratorium. Now its pols are quarreling over who gets credit | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2021

An economic debate has turned into a political with two of the Steel City's most high-profile pols clashing over it.


That tidal wave of evictions hasn’t hit yet. State, local efforts are making the difference, report | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 12, 2021

Renters are falling through the loopholes in eviction bans, according to a published report.

Dems float eviction moratorium plan: ‘We want people to live and thrive in their homes’

BY: - January 4, 2021

"We really must embrace those living on the margins with a significant amount of humanity and allow them to get back on their feet," state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, said.


‘Stop the flood’: Faith leaders, advocates tell lawmakers to save thousands facing eviction | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 4, 2021

The $908B federal stimulus bill extended an eviction moratorium until Jan. 31. Advocates want the state to step in.

State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing

BY: - September 22, 2020

In a rare show of bipartisanship amid election year and pandemic-driven rancor, a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s troubled rental assistance program has moved forward in the Legislature. “It’s a good bill for the landlord, it’s a good bill for the tenant, and we had to protect both of them,”  House Urban Affairs Committee Chairwoman Sue […]


The Legislature needs to step up to keep Pa. residents in their homes. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2020

Please, contact your local lawmaker and call on them to support our Safe at Home bill package to keep families in their homes.

Here’s what the CDC eviction ban means for Pennsylvania

BY: - September 2, 2020

Pennsylvanians who have fallen behind on rent may be shielded from eviction once again, this time under a new federal order that aims to keep them in their homes through the end of 2020. 


Forget the bio, here’s the red meat: Pa’s Perry ties Dem DePasquale to AOC in first ad | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 2, 2020

In one of the most closely watched races in the country, the GOP incumbent goes on the attack out of the gate in a factually challenged spot.

Pa.’s moratorium on evictions has ended. Here’s what that means. 

BY: - September 1, 2020

Pent-up disruption to the Pa. housing market is poised to burst on Tuesday, when courts will be allowed to receive new eviction claims.