housing-insecurity

COMMENTARY

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. 

Wolf says he might extend eviction, foreclosure moratorium

BY: - August 31, 2020

Wolf made the announcement at the end of an unrelated press conference Monday, the same day that his 60-day moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expired.  

Federal judge: Philly is ‘permitted, but not required’ to dissolve protest encampments

BY: - August 26, 2020

The city must provide protesters with at least 72 hours notice to leave, and provide storage and safekeeping for their belongs, a judge said.

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.