Harrisburg mayor Eric Papenfuse extends eviction moratorium in the city

Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse has extended the eviction moratorium in the city for another 30 days.

“This extension of the eviction moratorium will continue to help protect our residents during these challenging times,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse.

This is the third extension on the order that started during the pandemic in 2020.

The renewable 30-day suspension of evictions only applies to eviction for non-payment of rent. It has no effect on evictions related to criminal activity, threats to the health and safety of other residents, or damage to property. Nothing in the ordinance relieves a tenant of the obligation to pay rent. Violation of this ordinance may result in fines of up to $10,000 or imprisonment for up to 90 days for any individual who causes the violation.

The emergency ordinance, declaration and its extensions are attached. City residents in need of assistance or more information regarding the moratorium should email their inquiries to codes@harrisburgpa.gov. The City of Harrisburg Non-Emergency Information Help Desk can be reached at 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040. In case of emergency, residents should contact the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.

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