On March 22nd, the National Multifamily Housing Council issued a release asking all apartment owners and landlords to halt evictions for a period of 90 days for residents that can show a financial impact from COVID-19. The Council has also requested a 90-day pause on rent increases, and flexibility in payment plans. More information can be found at https://www.nmhc.org/news/press-release/2020/apartment-industry-committed-to-supporting-residents-impacted-by-covid-19/
The Philadelphia Housing Authority suspended all evictions until April 13th. Residents are still required to pay rent; however, those experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for a Hardship Waiver, which would be retroactive to the date the hardship began. More information can be found at http://www.pha.phila.gov/
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for older adults and those with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020. More information can be found at https://www.revenue.pa.gov/Pages/COVID19.aspx
Unruh Turner Burke & Frees will continue to monitor the situation and remains committed to serving your legal needs during this time.