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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 07, 2020 - 8:00 am
Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney signed a package of bills aimed at helping tenants get through the COVID-19 pandemic without getting evicted. Yesterday, a landlord group sued in federal court to stop the laws from taking effect. Read more here.
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Calculator with wooden house and coins stack and pen on wood table.
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Paul Kurtz
June 12, 2020 - 4:49 pm
As we enter the fourth month of the pandemic, there are some hopeful signs as restrictions are being relaxed and businesses are reopening. But unemployment remains high, and millions of people are still having trouble making their monthly rent and mortgage payments. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
A bill headed to Gov. Wolf’s desk will distribute the lion’s share of Pennsylvania’s federal pandemic aid money, which includes hundreds of millions for nursing homes and long-term living facilities. Read more here.
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Avis Rental Parking Lot
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CNN
May 25, 2020 - 3:42 pm
With travelers staying close to home and airports turned into virtual ghost towns, rental car companies have taken a huge hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Industry experts expect the businesses to sell off a large portion of their fleets. Read more here.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson
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KYW Staff
May 13, 2020 - 5:44 pm
HUD Secretary Ben Carson joined KYW Newsradio’s Reporters Roundup with Ian Bush, where he suggested moratoriums on tenant evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus crisis may not work uniformly across the country. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2020 - 3:18 pm
Philadelphia officials launched two new efforts — one to combat the virus, the other to ease the economic impact. Read more here.
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Forgive our rent
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AP News
May 07, 2020 - 2:14 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf has extended a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions by another two months. Read the latest here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
April 30, 2020 - 8:31 pm
Philadelphia’s fight against COVID-19, including a stay-at-home order that has shuttered most businesses, has cost the city $649 million, money that Mayor Jim Kenney will propose making up with a combination of cuts and tax increases when he presents a revised budget to City Council on Friday. Read...
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Food pantry
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AP News
April 24, 2020 - 8:36 am
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus. Read more here.
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A reminder on a calendar to pay rent.
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Paul Kurtz
April 23, 2020 - 4:32 pm
A survey of thousands of Americans found that the ability to afford housing has plummeted during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
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