It was no surprise to Hapco Philadelphia when Councilmember Helen Gym introduced a bill that would extend the city’s Eviction Diversion Program into 2023.

The EDP was technically a pilot program but few thought it would end when the law expires December 31st.

The program currently requires rental owners and tenants to meet with a mediator prior to any eviction filing.

Under Gym’s proposed extension, rental owners would have to wait 30 days before taking any legal action.