Gov. Tom Wolf
Gov. Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania homeowners and renters will have more time to get caught up on their rent and mortgage payments while being protected from losing the roof over their heads.

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended the state's moratorium on evictions and foreclosures to Aug. 31. The moratorium had been set to expire Friday.

The delay will give households dealing with lost income due to the Covid-19 pandemic more time to take advantage of the state's rental and mortgage assistance programs.

The programs only began accepting applications on Monday, and critics said there was too little time for families to avoid the commencement of court proceedings.

Wolf said his executive order Thursday "takes one more burden off of people who are struggling and ensures that families can remain in their homes so they can protect their health and wellbeing."

Federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums have likewise been extended to Aug. 31.

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