With deadline set to expire, Wolf asks lawmakers to extend moratorium on evictions, foreclosures
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
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
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
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
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.
Homeowners of color being hit harder during the pandemic as history repeats itself | Opinion
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
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
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
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.
Pa. is facing a wave of evictions. Two state House lawmakers have a plan to help | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Eviction protections will end on July 10. The only policy question worth asking is how to make it hurt less for far too many.