Councilmembers to Introduce Pandemic Housing Protections

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Helen Gym, Kendra Brooks, and Jamie Gauthier  introduced a package of bills protecting renters for the duration of the pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.   The six bills and one resolution, known as the Emergency Housing Protection package, were introduced May 1, 2020, during which council considered a revised budget submittedContinue reading “Councilmembers to Introduce Pandemic Housing Protections”

Kenney Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Relief Requests

In a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Apr. 10, 2020, Mayor Jim Kenney asked Congress to take swift and decisive action on the fourth phase of the federal COVID-19 response. “One-quarter of Philadelphia residents have income below the federal poverty line – the highest rate of any major city in the nation,” The letter said. “AsContinue reading “Kenney Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Relief Requests”