(HARRISBURG, Pa – LititzDailyNews.com) – There is good news today for Pennsylvanians struggling to pay their rent or mortgage in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order that prevents evictions or foreclosures until July 10.
“I’ve asked Pennsylvanians to remain in their homes as much as possible during COVID-19,” said Governor Wolf. “No one should have to worry about losing their home during this health emergency,” he said during a joint virtual press conference with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Previously, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court had extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures originally in place from April 30 to Monday, May 11. Now the governor’s order will give an additional 60 days to prevent Pennsylvanians from losing housing in the middle of the crisis.
The governor explained that rent and mortgage payments still must be made, and both he and the attorney general encouraged landlords to work with tenants in setting up payment arrangements and waiving late fees.
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