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  • DECLARATION FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION’S TEMPORARY HALT IN EVICTIONS TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF COVID-19

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To get these protections, the tenant and ALL ADULTS living in the household have to submit a signed declaration to their landlord stating they are eligible and that they are telling the truth, under legal penalty. This is the sign declaration available from the PA Courts that will satisfy this requirement. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Eviction Process in Pennsylvania (Video)

    Video from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services explaining the eviction process in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Allegheny County Department of Human Service
  • Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

    Listing of forms available for use by the public in Pennsylvania Courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Housing Navigator Unit (Allegheny County)

    The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Housing Navigator Unit was established in 2018 to help homeless persons served by DHS find and maintain safe, affordable housing in the private market. The Housing Navigator Unit works toward this goal by recruiting and supporting landlords in the private market who rent to DHS tenants. The unit also works with the agencies charged with providing support services to the tenants. This public/private partnership aims to speed up access to private rental properties, improve communication and trust, resolve concerns and complaints, and increase accountability among all parties - the landlords, the service providers and the tenants. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Department of Human Service
  • Mortgage and Housing Assistance during the Coronavirus National Emergency

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have partnered to launch a new mortgage and housing assistance website to help homeowners and renters during the coronavirus pandemic. The page provides information on what to do now, and what your options are for mortgage and rent payment relief. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • PAHousingSearch.com

    The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides this simple-to-use housing locator Web site that lets you define what you want in your next living space, and then it does all the research – presenting you with the relevant housing vacancies that best fit your parameters in the community where you want to live. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Philadelphia County: Court Forms - Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District

    Forms that may be used in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Protections for renters

    If you’re having trouble making rent payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. Here are some steps renters can take, as well as many significant protections from eviction that apply in certain situations. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • What should I do if the house or apartment I’m renting goes into foreclosure?

    Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on what to do if your landlord defaults on the mortgage to your residence and it goes into foreclosure. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau