Thousands in PA face eviction when protection expires Dec. 31

 At least 240,000 Pennsylvania families are at risk of being put out on the street when a federal moratorium on rental evictions expires on Dec. 31, housing advocates estimate.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty in terms of what’s going to happen” when the moratorium ends, said Phyllis Chamberlain, executive director of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control put the moratorium on evictions in place in September due to concerns that families evicted from rentals would end up seeking shelter with others, creating overcrowded conditions that would only aggravate the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks.

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