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Philadelphia Council Considering Bills to Reduce Injustice Caused by Eviction Records

Today, the Philadelphia City Council Law and Government Committee will consider two bills that would dramatically improve housing accessibility across the city. Despite the lasting economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia’s eviction moratorium is set to expire this summer, leaving thousands of families facing eviction. To strengthen and enforce housing discrimination laws, CouncilmemberContinue reading “Philadelphia Council Considering Bills to Reduce Injustice Caused by Eviction Records”

Landlord Watchlist Project: Harrisburg Property Management Company, JJ Land Company, Powelton Properties

Since launching in December 2020, Landlord Watchlist Project (LWP) has received over 100 submissions from tenants across the Commonwealth. According to Eviction Lab, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have seen over 4,900 and 3,900 eviction filings since March 15, 2020, respectively. While Eviction Lab has not reported eviction filings for other Pennsylvania cities, LWP recognizes that theContinue reading “Landlord Watchlist Project: Harrisburg Property Management Company, JJ Land Company, Powelton Properties”

Allegheny County Rental Assistance Available March 15, 2021

Allegheny County residents will be able to apply for rental and utility assistance from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Monday, March 15, 2021. The county-wide program has received $80 million in federal funding. How to apply Renters will only be able to apply online. Click here to access the form. For tenants without internetContinue reading “Allegheny County Rental Assistance Available March 15, 2021”

Prominent Philly eviction lawyer married to Municipal Court Judge

With the expiration dates of both national and local eviction moratoriums approaching, it is essential that tenants facing eviction are guaranteed due process.  In Philadelphia, tenants continue to be evicted, sometimes without warning. The city’s Landlord Tenant Officer, Marisa Shuter, and her deputies– who carry out eviction proceedings—are not required to record the details ofContinue reading “Prominent Philly eviction lawyer married to Municipal Court Judge”

Why is the current eviction moratorium insufficient?

Moratoriums work. With an enacted moratorium, compared to years without one, there are fewer eviction filings nationwide. However, evictions are still occurring even with a “moratorium” in place. Why has the current eviction moratorium failed? The current CDC eviction moratorium only applies to evictions occurring for non-payment of rent. This means that evictions for leaseContinue reading “Why is the current eviction moratorium insufficient?”


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