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City Approves Emergency Housing Protection Act

On June 18, 2020, Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved five bills known as the “Emergency Housing Protection Act.” The bills are currently under review by the City Law Department but are expected to be signed by Mayor Kenney.

The bills establish an eviction diversion program and eviction moratorium, waive certain fees, strengthen penalties for illegal lockouts, and mandate a repayment plan. Click here for a summary of the bills. Members should download copies of the bills at the links below to review the requirements in their entirety. The provisions of these bills apply in addition to any other provisions of a lease entered into between a tenant and landlord.

Bill No. 20029401 As Amended

Bill No. 20029501 As Amended

Bill No. 20030201 As Amended

Bill No. 20030401 As Amended

Bill No. 20030501 As Amended

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