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.
Notice: Eviction Moratorium
The Fair Housing Council is closely monitoring all directives, policies and legislation related to the Covid-19 eviction and foreclosure moratorium, which expired in Pennsylvania on August 31, 2020.
If you experienced a loss of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic and are now in danger of losing your home, The Fair Housing Council may be able to assist you. Please call our office as soon as possible to speak with a Housing Counselor.
Governor Wolf Extends Cares Act:
As Released 10/5/2020 by The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
The CARES Act assistance programs for Pa. renters and homeowners are restarted. People have until Nov. 4 to submit their applications. The PHFA press release and the Governor's order can be accessed here.
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.
Eligible Unemployed Workers to Begin Receiving Extra $300 Weekly Benefit Monday, September 14: Click here for details.
CDC Eviction Moratorium:
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 December 31, 2020.
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.**