Governor Wolf Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums

Executive order protects renters and homeowners through August 31, 2020

Today Governor Wolf issued an executive order extending the rental eviction and foreclosure moratorium.  Due to expire on July 10, the extension protects renters and homeowners from eviction proceedings until August 31, 2020. This moratorium covers families that are not protected under other federal eviction and foreclosure programs or families that don’t receive assistance through a new program administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA.)

Extending the eviction moratoriums protects thousands of Pennsylvanians who are working to recover losses sustained during the pandemic shutdown. Pushing the date back addresses the incongruous timing between when evictions could resume and the availability of assistance through the CARES funding. This action protects those who are one paycheck away from homelessness and further supports Pennsylvania’s recovery efforts by stabilizing the housing sector.

See the official press release from Gov. Wolf here.