The Supreme Court ended the CDC’s eviction ban. A housing law expert explains the impact | Analysis

BY: - August 31, 2021

The total number of people at risk of losing their homes is about 15 million. They collectively owe about $20 billion in rent.

Despite U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Philly city courts’ orders delaying evictions remains

BY: - August 30, 2021

The defunct federal moratorium has “nothing to do with our order” because the city courts draw authority from the state Legislature and state Supreme Court, a courts spokesperson said.

‘The money is there’: Senate Democrats propose an alternative to immediate evictions, foreclosures

BY: - August 26, 2021

“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.”

Allegheny County extended its local eviction moratorium, and data shows it’s necessary

BY: - August 11, 2021

Advocates say the extension is not only humane, it's also smart policy.

Philly judge issues order halting some lockout evictions

BY: - August 10, 2021

The judge’s order came as political pressure was mounting on the courts to temporarily stop eviction lockouts


All Pennsylvanians win when tenants have legal representation | Opinion

BY: - August 5, 2021

One essential tool for preventing eviction is legal representation, which preserves the rights of tenants and helps landlords and tenants come to successful resolutions that avoid displacement and prevent homelessness. It has been shown time and time again that legal aid is key to the health of our economy. It only makes sense for Pennsylvania to use a portion of its federal Fiscal Recovery Funds to pilot a universal access to counsel program.  

Feds order new eviction ban in counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates

BY: and - August 3, 2021

Tuesday’s announcement from the CDC also followed intense public pressure by some progressive Democrats, including Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, who has camped out on the Capitol steps since Friday in protest of Congress not extending protections for vulnerable tenants.

House Dems struggle to extend federal eviction ban through mid-October

BY: - July 30, 2021

A letter circulated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office indicated that the chamber was working on support to extend eviction protections through Oct. 18, the date when the public health emergency declaration issued by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services also expires.

‘There was no concern for my life’: Families losing homes despite federal eviction moratorium

BY: - July 27, 2021

Housing policy experts have warned that millions of Americans are still struggling to pay their rent, and that the end of that legal protection likely will lead to a surge in eviction filings across the country.

As federal eviction moratorium ends, state officials tell Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance

BY: - July 26, 2021

Pa. received approximately $569 million in federal funds to assist renters, landlords and utility companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services

BY: - July 7, 2021

To mark the end of Pride month and the ongoing fight for adequate housing, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the HIV/AIDS activism organization ACT UP held a protest outside of Mayor Jim Kenney’s condo in Old City.

‘We all have to do better’: White House urges locals to boost eviction diversion programs

BY: - July 1, 2021

Officials and advocates at Wednesday’s forum urged several policy reforms that they said can make a significant difference for renters and landlords.