HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is extending a statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until Aug. 31. The moratorium had been set to lapse today. The Wolf Administration was facing growing calls to extend it, with housing advocates and others predicting a rush to the courthouse and a wave of evictions and homelessness. Landlords say they are hard-pressed to keep up with taxes, insurance, mortgage payments, and other expenses without the ability to enforce leases. PA is using $175 million of its federal COVID-19 relief money to provide rental assistance to eligible tenants and mortgage relief to homeowners, but the money is not yet made available.

GOV. TOM WOLF