Lessons of the pandemic: What Pa. can do to reduce future evictions | Opinion
By providing financial help, rental relief programs also reduced food insecurity and mental stress for families.
States, cities face deadline for proving how quickly they’ve helped renters in crisis
The process for sorting out which states and cities may receive more federal rental aid money and which may see reductions begins Monday.
SCOTUS eviction ruling increases pressure to dole out rental aid money | Monday Morning Coffee
Aid to renters has trickled out slowly as state and local governments scrambled to administer new programs or bolster ones that had been historically underfunded.
‘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.”
Philly launches next phase of its emergency rental and utility assistance program
“We know that tens of thousands of our city’s tenants and landlords are suffering because of COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to help,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.
With rental reforms stalled in the Legislature, Wolf announces a workaround
The changes Wolf announced in a statement appear to fall short of the reforms that he’s asked the General Assembly to enact.
Legislature set to finish a troubled September without solving its two biggest problems
When Pennsylvania state lawmakers returned to Harrisburg from summer recess in early September, they were met with a series of grim warnings.
As clock ticks down, problems plague Pa. rental assistance program
There’s no shortage of demand for the money in Pennsylvania's COVID-19 housing assistance program, which was intended to keep rent and mortgage payments flowing during a period of record-high unemployment.