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September 08, 2020 - Lancaster, PA

Gov. Wolf Calls for Legislative Action to Help Homeowners and Renters Avoid an Eviction Cliff

With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County.

"Pennsylvania is still racing toward an eviction cliff when thousands of families will face months of unpaid rent and fees," said Gov. Wolf. "We must address the mounting rent debt to help tenants stay in their home and allow landlords to pay their mortgages."

"If the legislature does not act to fix the state's relief program, even more families may be facing homelessness on Jan. 1, during the coldest time of the year. That would be terrible for families and will strain local social services and taxpayers that are already stretched to the limit by the pandemic."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_025.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_026.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_027.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta speaking to the press.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_028.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_029.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_030.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta listens to speakers. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_031.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Kevin Ressler, President and CEO, United Way of Lancaster County speaking to the press.With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_032.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press.   With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_033.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_034.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to Kevin Ressler, President and CEO, United Way of Lancaster County.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_035.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_036.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta speaking to the press.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_037.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_038.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_039.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_040.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Senator Tim Kearney speaking to the press.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_041.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_042.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Bryce Maretzki, Director of Planning and Policy, PHFA speaking to the press.  With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_043.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18248_gov_evictions_dz_044.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking to the press. With rent and mortgage debt mounting for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to fix a state relief program to prevent many families from becoming homeless and enact a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until the end of the year. The governor was joined today by legislators and housing advocates at a press conference in Lancaster County. Harrisburg, PA  Sept. 8, 2020