Evictions and Foreclosures Suspended until July

Any postponed payments will still be due after the suspension is lifted.


Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order extending a previous order to halt evictions and foreclosures.

The new order extends the suspension until July 10, and Wolf clarified the order applies to evictions and foreclosures due to a lack of payment or the overstay of a lease. 

“I am protecting housing for Pennsylvanians who may be facing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wolf said in the press release. “My order will not affect proceedings for other issues, such as property damage or illegal activity. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to continue abiding by the terms of their lease or mortgage.”

Similarly, all court eviction proceedings were closed until May 11 by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Residents are also required to continue to make rent or mortgage payments. Failure to do so may subject them to fees and past due balances. 

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