Pennsylvania residents prepare for the statewide eviction moratorium to end

September 1, 2020

One in five adults in Pennsylvania either missed July’s rent or mortgage payment or had slight or no confidence their household could make those payments on time in August, according to a Census Bureau survey last month.

Throughout Pennsylvania, thousands of evictions on hold because of the pandemic will proceed once the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures ends Monday. In Philadelphia, landlord-tenant court will start hearing rescheduled cases on Thursday, and landlords who have won eviction hearings and have court orders can begin removing tenants Sept. 8. Because thousands of eviction cases in Philadelphia had to be rescheduled, the court isn’t expected to hear new cases until late November.

Meanwhile, landlords, especially those managing just a few units, say they need a way to replace tenants with those who can pay rent, so they can cover expenses.

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