Eviction Prevention

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Understanding and Preventing Evictions

With some initial planning and foresight, we can help families remain stable and in their own homes. Community leaders and governments can adopt five strategies to prevent evictions:  

  • Rental assistance to help people pay their rent; 
  • Mediation to work out disputes without going through the court system;  
  • Outreach to those tenants and neighborhoods hardest hit to ensure they know about and apply for available resources; 
  • Engagement with landlords to find alternative solutions beyond eviction; and  
  • Expansion of legal representation for tenants. 

What Eviction Data Tell Us

Revealing Opportunities and Challenges: An Analysis of Eviction Filings in Pennsylvania

Interactive Web report

Executive Summary

Full Report PDF

Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance Brief 

A Case Study in Using Self-Attestation: York County, PA 

How to Use Categorical Eligibility

How to Use Fact-Specific Proxy 

Analysis of Treasury Guidance on Recapture and Reallocation

Strategies for Prioritization of ERAP Applications

Comparing ERAP 1 and 2 

Partnering with the Courts

How Assistance Programs Can Partner with the Courts to Stop Evictions

Partnering with the Courts: Eviction Prevention Court in Chester County

Partnering with the Courts: Eviction Prevention in the City of Reading, Berks County

Preventing Evictions as the CDC Eviction Moratorium Ends 

Landlord Tenant Mediation

Landlord Tenant Mediation in Pennsylvania 

Building Blocks of Landlord-Tenant Mediation: A Toolkit for Developing a Local Program 

Outreach to Landlords

COVID-19 Landlord Communication Toolkit 

Incentives for Landlords to Rent to Lower Income Households

Outreach to Tenants

COVID-19 Landlord Communication Toolkit