Hladik, Onorato, Federman, LLP

Pennsylvania state COVID-19 update provided by Hladik, Onorato, Federman, LLP

Posted: 08/27/20

Gov. Wolf just announced that he will not further extend Pennsylvania’s foreclosure/eviction moratorium beyond August 31, because he does not have the “legal authority” to do so.  The Governor did, however, call upon the Republican-controlled General Assembly to pass legislation to extend the statewide moratorium, which has been in place for more than five months.  Whether the assembly does so remains to be seen, especially before the moratorium expires four (4) days from now.  Please refer to this ARTICLE for more details.

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Pennsylvania state COVID-19 update provided by Hladik, Onorato, Federman, LLP

Posted: 08/25/20

Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities has released an FAQ with an official interpretation of Governor Wolf’s July 9, 2020 Executive Order related to foreclosures and evictions which is set to expire on August 31, 2020.  The FAQ provides the clearest guidance on what actions may be taken during the ongoing declared emergency.

Several counties are moving their sales online.  The Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) Sheriff’s Office will be holding its second sheriff’s sale online utilizes Microsoft Teams (and streaming publicly live on their Facebook page).  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting its first online sale utilizing its new auction vendor, Bid4Assets, on October 28, 2020.

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Pennsylvania state COVID-19 update provided by Hladik, Onorato, Federman, LLP

Posted: 07/09/20

Governor Wolf executed an Emergency Order on July 9, 2020 extending his prior Emergency Order affecting lenders, servicers and landlords.

Per the text of this Order, sending any Act 6 or Act 91 Notices of Intent to Foreclose is forbidden until September 1, 2020.

Per the literal wording of the text of the Order, only Notices of Intention to Foreclose are subject to this moratorium.  As such, pending foreclosure actions (including sales) should be permitted to continue.

However, various counties are interpreting this Executive Order to be a complete moratorium against ANY foreclosure activity in the Commonwealth whatsoever.  Allegheny County, for example, will not accept filings of any kind with regard to a foreclosure at this time.

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Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP​

Pennsylvania state COVID-19 update provided by Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP

Posted: 06/30/20

On June 26, 2020 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency  updated their reinstatement loan period from 24 months to 36 months as a result of high unemployment.

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Pennsylvania state COVID-19 update provided by Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP

Posted: 06/18/20

Postponement of July, August and September Mortgage Foreclosure Sales in Philadelphia County.

On June 18, 2020 under Pa.R.J.A. No 1952 (B)(2), and the Judicial Emergency declared by the First Judicial District, Philadelphia County Sheriff’s Mortgage Foreclosure Sales are postponed and rescheduled as follows:

  1. Foreclosure Sale scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2020; postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
  2. Foreclosure Sale scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2020; postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
  3. Foreclosure Sale scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020; postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP​

Pennsylvania state COVID-19 update provided by Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP

Posted: 06/02/20

FNMA, FHLMC, HUD, VA & USDA have a foreclosure and eviction moratorium in place until  June 30, 2020. Executive Order issued 5/7/2020 prohibiting evictions prior to 7/10/2020, issuance of Writs of Possession prior to 6/1/2020 and new notices prior to 7/10/2020.

Statewide Judicial Emergency expired June 1, 2020.

    • No further moratoriums on eviction proceedings currently.
    • District Justice Courts scheduled to re-open 6/1/2020.
    • Sheriff’s Offices will re-open following the same schedules as the Courts.
    • All Courts of Common Pleas will re-open by 5/25/2020.

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