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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Friday is the last day a statewide, temporary halt on evictions is in effect — and advocates fear that when the moratorium ends, it could bring a wave of evictions, putting people out of their homes amid the still-ongoing pandemic. Tenants in some federally-subsidized properties are protected until July 25.
“We're really expecting a flood of these [eviction filings],” said Megan Stanley, director of Pittsburgh's Commission on Human Relations, based on trends in past court filings.
Housing advocates are particularly concerned because evictions can result in a host of problems: tenants can wind up being homeless, as well as unable to find stable housing in the future because of the eviction filing against them.
PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Renters who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access applications for rent relief, according to a release.
Starting June, 20, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency will be accepting applications via their website until Sept. 30.
NBC News - Sada Jones anxiously paces inside her apartment every time she catches a glimpse of her building’s maintenance workers through a damaged glass patio door half boarded up with scrap wood that she says her landlord refuses to repair. Jones, 23, a hotel cook, has been unable to make rent payments on her New Orleans-area apartment since being furloughed on March 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, she alleges, her landlord began using aggressive tactics to force her out, including cutting off her utilities and sending maintenance workers to demand she leave.