RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In an effort to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Housing Alliance staff will be working remotely for the time being. All in-person meetings will be rescheduled as we are able as online meetings or calls.
New Rental, Mortgage, and Homeless Assistance was just enacted in Pennsylvania; click here for the Summary of New Rental, Mortgage, and Homeless Assistance Recently Enacted in Pennsylvania.
The resources we are collecting below are information and guidance that we hope will be helpful to you in your work. We will update as we receive information.
Mediation is an effective tool to address landlord-tenant disputes and avoid court involvement. It is a model that has been used at the community level prior to the pandemic and is a critical component of a comprehensive and longer-term strategy to stabilize landlord-tenant relationships and preserve a tenant’s rental housing situation. The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania created the Toolkit: Building Blocks to Create a Landlord Tenant Mediation Program to support community efforts to build or expand mediation programs in an effort to stabilize landlord-tenant relationships and prevent evictions.
Information on the Housing Alliance’s campaign for a strong recovery from the current crisis.
Links to recordings and resources from all of the webinars on COVID-19 hosted by the Housing Alliance.
Details of federal legislation and how it will be implemented.
Information from HUD, PHFA, DHS and other agencies.
Rights and benefits for renters and owners.
Information about unemployment, Medicare, food assistance and other programs.