From: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A bill in Harrisburg would shorten by more than a week the amount of time it takes a landlord to evict a tenant in Pennsylvania. The legislation, supported by landlord groups such as the Pennsylvania Apartment Association, was passed by the state House Urban Affairs committee Tuesday.
“[W]ithout adequate time to find alternative housing, low-income Pennsylvanians and their families are more likely to face homelessness and as a result lose employment and income, or be displaced from schools and community,” said a letter from the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania to committee members opposing the bill. “These costs would also likely extend to state and local governments, in the form of increased need for emergency social services, foster care services for children separated from parents due to lack of shelter, and beyond.”