housing-insecurity

With deadline set to expire, Wolf asks lawmakers to extend moratorium on evictions, foreclosures

BY: - August 25, 2020

Wolf extended the moratorium in July, but he is prohibited under state law from extending it again, his office said. It's set to expire on Sept. 1.

Kenney’s deadline to disband camps passes as protesters remain

BY: - August 19, 2020

Samantha Rise, a supporter of the encampment, said Kenney’s order was a “slap in the face” and he was ignoring the needs of those in the camps.

Philly Mayor Kenney sets deadline to evict 2 protest encampments

BY: - August 17, 2020

Officials have given protesters until 9 am. Tuesday to vacate their encampments. Right now, organizers for the camps are refusing to move.

Negotiations at an ‘impasse’ between city and encampment leaders

BY: - August 15, 2020

After months of negotiations Philadelphia officials and organizers of two pro-affordable housing encampments are no closer to striking a deal.

Sharswood residents, business owners say North Philly encampment has ‘hijacked’ the community

BY: - August 11, 2020

A vacant lot on the cusp of development in a troubled North Philadelphia neighborhood has pitted community members against affordable housing advocates protesting on the property.

COMMENTARY

Homeowners of color being hit harder during the pandemic as history repeats itself | Opinion

BY: - July 27, 2020

By Michael Froehlich The 2008 mortgage foreclosure crisis was brutal. That year, over 800,000 homeowners nationwide lost their homes, and in Philadelphia, where I work as a legal aid lawyer, banks were filing lawsuits to foreclose on 120 households every week. But the foreclosure crisis a decade ago did not affect everyone equally. The Black and […]

Protesters pledge to defy PHA order to vacate, picket outside CEO’s home

BY: - July 16, 2020

Organizers for the encampment at 21st Street and Ridge Avenue on Wednesday slammed PHA CEO Kelvin Jeremiah, alleging he has failed to negotiate.

Evicted: Kenney administration gives Ben Franklin Parkway encampment 7 days to leave

BY: - July 10, 2020

Scores of tents and makeshift shelters remained pitched on the field on Friday and bordered the tree-lined sidewalk along the Parkway.

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - June 18, 2020

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COMMENTARY

Pa. is facing a wave of evictions. Two state House lawmakers have a plan to help | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 16, 2020

Eviction protections will end on July 10. The only policy question worth asking is how to make it hurt less for far too many.