Pa. Democrats propose overhauling Philly’s landlord-tenant officer system
Two Philadelphia-area lawmakers want to ensure that public offices — not private contractors — are responsible for handling court orders in landlord-tenant cases.
Pa. Senate Democrat proposes series of bills to increase housing accessibility
Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, has drafted three bills aimed at helping people access housing and find affordable options across Pennsylvania.
Temple U graduate students go on strike for a living wage
The current average pay for Temple University graduate employees is $19,500 a year.
DCED opens application for Whole-Home Repairs Program. Here’s what to know
A county or designated entity can apply online until 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2023. DCED will review applications on a rolling basis.
‘Whole Home Repair’ law is proof lawmakers can work together when they want to | Ray E. Landis
Creating and funding Whole Home Repair acknowledges the demographic challenges facing the Commonwealth.
Dems, Republicans team up for bipartisan home improvement bill
The bill would allow homeowners or landlords to apply for up to $50K in state assistance to repair their homes.
Bills that fill jails are Harrisburg’s version of bipartisanship. We can do without it | Opinion
Our constituents sent us to Harrisburg to be part of the work of fixing a broken system, not upholding and expanding its cruelties.
Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee
'You just walk around the building and people are like 'Senator, how are you?' It's a ridiculous title. A Roman title,' the first-term, Philadelphia Democrat said in a recent interview.
Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions
A progressive, first-term state senator has called for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt evictions in the commonwealth, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal moratorium Thursday evening on landlords removing tenants from their homes during the pandemic. State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, said in a statement Friday afternoon that replacing the federal […]
‘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.”
In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee
There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.
Dems float eviction moratorium plan: ‘We want people to live and thrive in their homes’
"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.