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CDC Eviction Moratorium

As with many businesses and government agencies throughout the country, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has had to make many changes to its operations due to the widespread impacts of COVID-19. These changes have been evolving over time and are subject to change quickly.

When you watch a crime show or read a mystery book, you realize the detectives are always looking for evidence. They talk to potential suspects and look over paperwork. They review everything very closely and, over time, put the pieces together to come to a conclusion.

Pennsylvania’s statewide moratorium on evictions ended on August 31, 2020. Residents in most federally backed or subsidized properties were facing eviction as of late August, if they were served with a thirty-day eviction notice when a federal moratorium ended in late July.

Due to the ongoing economic impacts of the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced  that it is extending the foreclosure moratorium set to expire on Monday, August 31 until December 31, 2020.

Tenants across the United States are facing eviction due to loss of income and a sudden inability to pay rent. The federal government has passed several laws to help tenants. In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf has issued emergency orders to protect tenants. The Pennsylvania court system has also issued emergency orders that affect tenants’ rights. 

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