Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf again called for legislative action to extend the state’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium, which expired on September 1st.
He says the legislature must eliminate the red tape within the CARES Rent Relief Program to get the money flowing. The program currently provides $150 million in rent relief. So far, just over $3 million has been distributed. The governor is asking lawmakers for an additional $100 million.
He says the order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would stop some rental evictions, does not address property foreclosures or help landlords who, without payment from their tenants, are now struggling to pay their own mortgages, taxes and utilities.
The governor also wants the $750 monthly cap on rent relief increased, as many landlords are declining to participate, because rent payments exceed the cap.