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Help Us Address the Housing Crisis Amid COVID-19 By Taking Our Survey

Newsletter: COVID-19 resources, art competition, 2020 Census, community calendar, and more

(1 day ago)

September 18th district newsletter from Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler's Office. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Sep 11, 2020)

South Philly Weekly Update with COVID-19 News and Guidance (current as of September 11th, 2020) Read more

 

184th District: Opt-In for Future Updates and Fighting for Housing Rights

(Sep 02, 2020)

According to the House rules, I need your permission to contact you 60 days before an election. This fall, that “blackout period” runs from Sept. 3 through the Nov. 3 general election. Read more

 

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home

(Aug 31, 2020)

The House Democratic Housing Working Group announced a package of bills to protect people across Pennsylvania as the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires Read more

 

184th District Newsletter

(Aug 28, 2020)

Senior SEPTA ID Card processing services at my office are on a temporarily pause as SEPTA was hacked a few weeks ago and remote ID card processing remains unavailable. In the meantime, we are keeping a waiting list for anyone who wishes to make an appointment ahead of time. Call: 215-271-9190 or email our office: RepFiedler@pahouse.net Read more

 

Fiedler, Davis, Cephas stand up for renters and homeowners facing payment challenges due to COVID-19

(Aug 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – To help renters and homeowners struggling with payments as well as small landlords, today state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler and Morgan Cephas, both D-Phila., and Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, introduced a measure that would expand the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency’s Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program. “For too many renters and homeowners with mortgages the COVID-19 crisis has gone beyond a health emergency to a housing emergency, and it’s time for the state to step up and offer substantive relief,” Fiedler said. “Our proposal will cut the red tape and get the help into the pockets of the people who need it the most, and we hope it will move quickly through the legislature.” “A program people in need can’t access is worse than not having a program at all,” Davis said. “Everyone we’ve heard from made their voices clear – renters need help, homeowners in debt need help, small landlords need help, and they can’t wait any longer. We’re going to deliver that help and we know this need goes far beyond political parties and county lines.” Cephas agreed, saying, "As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so do the economic burdens for families struggling to pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads. Our legislation will help break down barriers and help ensure homeowners, small landlords and renters have access to financial relief that's Read more

 

Representatives Fiedler, Lee and Innamorato to introduce legislation ensuring housing rights for PA renters and homeowners

(Aug 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – Today, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato announced plans to introduce legislation to help keep people in their homes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing concerns over Monday’s expiration of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium, the lawmakers emphasized urgent action to prevent mass evictions and foreclosures across the state. The legislation would provide Pennsylvania’s governor express powers to place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in the commonwealth or specific counties during a disaster emergency. “Everyone deserves a place to call home. This legislation will help keep our communities intact, and make sure our neighbors have more time to apply for financial relief programs, plan for the short- and long-term, and save money. The impact of being pushed out of your home can be traumatic, especially for children, and we need to do everything possible to prevent it from happening, especially during a pandemic.” said Fiedler, D-Phila. “The legislature must act now to prevent the man-made disaster that will unfold if the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is lifted,” Lee, D-Allegheny, said. “Failure to do so will create a humanitarian crisis among the very people who have already been victimized by this crisis, who are asked daily to put their and their families’ health on the line for the rest of Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Aug 21, 2020)

I’ve heard from so many people in South Philly (and across the city) who are worried about housing. That’s why I’m pushing for additional protection for people from foreclosure and eviction, especially during this pandemic. Read more

 

184th District Newsletter: COVID-19 updates, district news, housing survey, art contest

(Aug 14, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the ongoing housing crisis that too many families are facing across Philly and the commonwealth. We‘ve drafted legislation and fought for funding to keep people in their homes. Now, we want to hear from you. Read more

 

Help Us Address the Housing Crisis Amid COVID-19 By Taking Our Survey

(Aug 13, 2020)

Pennsylvania House Democrats seek your experiences relating to the housing crisis in light of COVID-19. Read more

 

Fiedler announces Housing Working Group to tackle rent and mortgage issues during COVID-19 pandemic

(Aug 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, August 13 – Today, state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced the formation of a statewide Housing Working Group to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and address the serious housing needs of renters and homeowners across her legislative district and the commonwealth. “The goal of this working group I helped create with the House Democratic Caucus is to give our constituents a direct way to share their opinions and experiences with us and with the governor. Everyone should have a place to call home always, but especially during this pandemic.” The Housing Working Group will bring together lived experiences from residents across Fiedler’s district and the commonwealth, as well as draw on internal multidisciplinary support in the fields of urban affairs, human services, local government and more. Members of the Working Group have dedicated themselves to pushing for a variety of legislative and executive actions to ensure everyone has a place to call home. Fiedler encouraged Pennsylvanians to share their experiences and to voice their opinions by completing a new public online form launched today by House Democrats. The form will remain open for public comment for a week, after which lawmakers will process and submit it to the governor with their recommendations for action. The state’s foreclosure and eviction moratorium is slated to expire on Aug. 31. Fiedler said part of her motivation for Read more

 

COVID-19 South Philly Update

(Aug 07, 2020)

To save the lives of our loved ones and neighbors, and to protect our healthcare and other frontline workers, we need to keep the case numbers down by wearing a mask and by distancing. Read more

 

184th district newsletter with COVID-19 updates and guidance

(Jul 31, 2020)

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in our area. If we are to protect ourselves, our family, our neighbors, and our health care system, it is vital “that everyone wear a face covering." Read more

 

184th Newsletter with COVID-19 updates and community resources

(Jul 24, 2020)

After weeks of declining cases, Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia, are both seeing a new rise in COVID-19 cases. Read more

 

184th District Newsletter

(Jul 17, 2020)

Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among younger age groups in Pennsylvania - particularly in 19- to 24-year-olds. Read more

 

Weekly district newsletter with COVID-19 news and guidance

(Jul 10, 2020)

Good news for renters and property owners! The moratorium on evictions & foreclosures has been extended until August 31st. Read more

 

Representatives Fiedler and Hill-Evans pen letter to Gov. Wolf urging extension of eviction moratorium and additional protections for Pennsylvanians

(Jul 07, 2020)

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, on Monday sent a letter signed by 43 PA House Democratic Caucus colleagues to Gov. Tom Wolf urging him to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, currently set to expire July 10. “Anyone who has moved to a new home knows the physical, logistical and emotional toll a move can take, especially if children are in the home.” Fiedler said. “In cases where a forced move occurs due to eviction or foreclosure, trauma often compounds the financial instability that prompted the initial inability to pay.” In their letter, the legislators emphasize that public health predictions indicate COVID-19 will continue to take a toll on families and the economy well into next year and highlight the need to plan for that scenario. “For months, we have encouraged people to stay home as much as possible. Our constituents need and deserve to have that roof over their head,” the letter states. Fiedler and Hill-Evans express ed their appreciation for steps the governor has already taken and urged him to go further. The letter calls for extending the foreclosure and eviction moratorium until Dec. 31, offering additional financial relief for homeowners, renters and landlords, and charting a longer-term plan to Read more

 

Calling on Governor to Extend Eviction Moratorium

(Jul 07, 2020)

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler joined her House colleagues in sending the governor a letter, calling on him to extend the eviction moratorium until December 31, as well as provide additional financial help for homeowners, renters and landlords. Read more

 

4th of July, green phase, #MaskUpPA, SEPTA card updates, and more

(Jul 02, 2020)

Pennsylvania’s careful and measured COVID-19 reopening plan is considered a model to emulate, both nationally and internationally. However, the virus is not gone. Read more

 

Office re-opening, rent assistance, small business relief, and more

(Jun 26, 2020)

My office has reopened for scheduled appointmentsalongside remote services continuing by phone and email. Read more

 

Newsletter: COVID-19 resources, art competition, 2020 Census, community calendar, and more
1 day ago

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Sep 11, 2020

184th District: Opt-In for Future Updates and Fighting for Housing Rights
Sep 02, 2020

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home
Aug 31, 2020

184th District Newsletter
Aug 28, 2020

Fiedler, Davis, Cephas stand up for renters and homeowners facing payment challenges due to COVID-19
Aug 26, 2020

Representatives Fiedler, Lee and Innamorato to introduce legislation ensuring housing rights for PA renters and homeowners
Aug 26, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Aug 21, 2020

184th District Newsletter: COVID-19 updates, district news, housing survey, art contest
Aug 14, 2020

Help Us Address the Housing Crisis Amid COVID-19 By Taking Our Survey
Aug 13, 2020

Fiedler announces Housing Working Group to tackle rent and mortgage issues during COVID-19 pandemic
Aug 13, 2020

COVID-19 South Philly Update
Aug 07, 2020

184th district newsletter with COVID-19 updates and guidance
Jul 31, 2020

184th Newsletter with COVID-19 updates and community resources
Jul 24, 2020

184th District Newsletter
Jul 17, 2020

Weekly district newsletter with COVID-19 news and guidance
Jul 10, 2020

Representatives Fiedler and Hill-Evans pen letter to Gov. Wolf urging extension of eviction moratorium and additional protections for Pennsylvanians
Jul 07, 2020

Calling on Governor to Extend Eviction Moratorium
Jul 07, 2020

4th of July, green phase, #MaskUpPA, SEPTA card updates, and more
Jul 02, 2020

Office re-opening, rent assistance, small business relief, and more
Jun 26, 2020