PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Already today, Mayor Bill Peduto’s government could present a bill to help tenants who are about to be evicted.
The City of Pittsburgh is keen to develop its own method of treating these problems.
Mayor Peduto is working with the council to address the matter, according to KDKA’s news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The mayor’s office is slated to roll out a plan sometime this week.
Lawyers have urged action as evictions are still taking place despite emergency orders.
Landlords have found loopholes in the CDC’s court orders and moratorium.
The Post-Gazette reports that hearings have taken place in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas.
The report cites data showing that 26 evictions hearings are planned in the city before the end of the month.
If the emergency injunction expires on March 1, the Post-Gazete says hearings “will likely hit the fan”.
The city’s legal department is reviewing the action, according to the newspaper.
State representative Ed Gainey, who is fighting against Mayor Peduto, has also called for measures to protect tenants.