HARRISBURG – PA is extending the application deadline and changing the rules of a key rent and mortgage relief program in an effort to boost participation by landlords and keep more people in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. State officials say some landlords have been reluctant to apply because of a $750-per-month cap on payments. Gov. Tom Wolf announced that under the new rules, the COVID Relief Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program will allow landlords and renters to enter into repayment plans for any remaining balance. Earlier this week, the governor signed an executive order extending the application deadline to Nov. 4.