Every year, tens of thousands of Philadelphians face eviction. And many of these people--mostly single mothers, people of color, and people living in poverty--must fight with no legal support.
Evictions aren't just an effect of poverty--they are a leading cause as well. Not only can evictions intensify poverty, they can also create it.
That's why we are holding a City Council hearing to examine the issues facing Philly renters whose lives are upended by substandard housing, eviction, and homelessness.
Ultimately, we are working to map out a framework for protecting and supporting low-income renters.
In these times of increased uncertainty, we must zero in on the issues that matter most. It's time we get serious about upholding our basic human right to quality, stable housing. I hope you can join us.