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File #: 200295    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 5/1/2020 In control: Committee on Housing, Neighborhood Development and The Homeless
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending various sections of The Philadelphia Code to address matters related to the landlord and tenant relationship during the novel coronavirus of 2019 pandemic and otherwise, including providing for temporary eviction relief, and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Thomas
Indexes: LANDLORD AND TENANT
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20029500.pdf
Title
Amending various sections of The Philadelphia Code to address matters related to the landlord and tenant relationship during the novel coronavirus of 2019 pandemic and otherwise, including providing for temporary eviction relief, and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS

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CHAPTER 9-800. LANDLORD AND TENANT


? 9-802. Definitions.
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(5) Unfair Rental Practice. Any act in violation of [? 9-804.] ?? 9-804 or 9-809.

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? 9-809. COVID-19 Emergency Housing Protections.

(1) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this Section 9-809 only:

(a) Certification of Hardship.

(a.1) In the case of a residential tenant, a written statement submitted by an
individual with personal knowledge of the facts set forth therein stating that a residential tenant has lost income due to the pandemic. This written statement does not have to be signed or notarized, and can be in electronic or hard copy form.

(a.2) In the case of a commercial tenant, a written statement submitted by an individual with personal knowledge of the facts set forth therein stating that a small business has suffered a small business financial hardship and setting forth facts supporting such financial hardship. This written statement does not have to be signed or notarized, and can be in electronic or hard copy form.

(b) COVID-19 emergency period. The period beginning on the effective date of the
ordinance adding this Section 9-809 to the Code and ending sixty days after the termination of all declarations of emergency or disaster issued by the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Mayor, or Council related to the 2019 novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic, provided that the duration of this ...

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