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Wolf extends suspension of evictions and foreclosures

Gov. Tom Wolf extended the state’s suspension of evictions and foreclosures until Aug. 31. The executive order issued May 7 was set to expire Friday.

The new order does not apply to lenders and property owners receiving funds through any program by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) or through one of several federal foreclosure moratorium programs.

“I am taking this action to help families know they will have a roof over their heads and a place to live while all of us fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wolf said. “It takes one more burden off of people who are struggling and ensures that families can remain in their homes so they can protect their health and wellbeing.”

Wolf signed legislation in May that would provide $150 million for rental assistance and $25 million for mortgage assistance through PHFA with CARES Act Funds.

PHFA began accepting applications for the assistance on Monday but has yet to award any money.

Ioannis Pashakis
Ioannis Pashakis covers health care, the gig economy, cannabis and technology. Email him at ipashakis@bridgetowermedia.com.

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