Disputes between landlords and tenants are costly for both parties, overburden the court systems and evictions can have a negative impact on neighborhood stability. The Fair Housing Council provides Landlord/Tenant rights information and dispute settlement assistance to landlords and tenants at no cost and without regard to income level. If you need assistance with a rental property issue, please call our office to speak with a landlord/tenant counselor.
City of Harrisburg Eviction Moratorium is in effect:
****Notice From the City of Harrisburg (Released 12/09/2020): Program Ended. Applications are no longer accepted.
HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg’s Department of Building & Housing Development (DBHD) has committed $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds to assist residents facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this program, Harrisburg residents may qualify for assistance with rental payments, mortgage payments, and past utility bills. Applicants may be eligible for up to $5,000 in total awards. The application is available on the City website at http://harrisburgpa.gov/. Priority will be given to completed applications, submitted with all requested documents, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application period will end on December 22nd.
Rental Assistance Program Information and Application:
FHA Mortgage Moratorium Extension:
The purpose of this Mortgagee Letter (ML) is to inform mortgagees of an extension to the foreclosure and eviction moratorium originally issued in ML 2020-4, extended in ML 2020-13, and further extended in ML 2020-19 for borrowers with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for an additional period through December 31, 2020.
CDC Eviction Moratorium: Extended through January 31, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This order is effective September 4 through January 31, 2021.
Tenants must sign and provide a declaration to their landlords that they meet certain conditions. The declaration form to be completed by Pennsylvania residents is in the following link: http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-901/file-9976.pdf?cb=fdaeb3
Information regarding the CDC issued eviction moratorium can be found in the following link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-19654/temporary-halt-in-residential-evictions-to-prevent-the-further-spread-of-covid-19
CDC Eviction Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions:
If you need assistance or further information regarding the federal eviction moratorium, please phone the Fair Housing Council office or
send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Federal%20Eviction%20Moratorium%20Information%20Request **Important: Please include your residence or property Zip Code when submitting an email to the Landlord/Tenant service.**