This chart shows statistics for Lancaster County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, ERAP, as of July 16. (Source: Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities)

Headlines:

Thousands in Pa. still awaiting rental relief: Statewide, at  least 44,000 applications were pending at the end of June, while 17,500 had been completed. "I don’t see how there won’t be a huge spike in eviction filings," said Phyllis Chamberlain, executive director of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Pa. to send out 2nd-dose vaccine reminders: The text messages to partially vaccinated individuals are the latest effort to get more Pennsylvanians fully vaccinated and help stem the rise in infections from rapidly spreading Covid-19 variants. (Source: WGAL)

York County notifies police about door-to-door 'election integrity' visits: The visits are "100% election intimidation," the county's Democratic Committee chairman said. (Source: York Daily Record)

Hempfield school district maintains relationship with Independence Law Center: The conservative ILC, which focuses on religious liberty policy, is to help the district develop a transgender athletic policy. The school board voted Thursday to have its solicitor assist. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: CDC calls Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox. (Source: NPR) Japan expands Covid-19 state of emergency. (Source: AP) U.S. evacuates Afghans who assisted military. (Source: NBC News) Climate change makes U.S.-Mexican border crossings deadlier. (Source: Voice of America) California court strikes down LGBT pronoun law. (Source: UPI)

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