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On today's program: PublicSource reporter Rich Lord explains why some tenant advocacy groups are looking for ways to grow renters’ political influence in his latest story about “Tenant Cities”; and the Pittsburgh Union of Regional Renters has been recruiting volunteers to help those experiencing evictions with everything from remembering their hearing date to filling out paperwork. 

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On this week’s Explainer:

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Attorneys and volunteer tenant advocates are visiting dozens of district courts in Allegheny County to make sure renters are aware of their rights and what assistance is available to them – and their landlords – to keep them housed during the pandemic.

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At least eight residents of a long-beleaguered apartment complex in Penn Hills will be forced to move out by Monday – the same day a moratorium that has protected Pennsylvania renters from eviction during the coronavirus crisis is set to expire

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Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended a statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until Aug. 31, saying renters need more breathing room in the midst of the pandemic.

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It takes a delicate touch to step in in the wake of tragedy, and one Washington D.C.-based law firm has a lot more experience than most.

Camille Biros, business manager for Feinberg Law Offices, has helped shepherd clients through mass shootings, terrorist attacks and sexual abuse scandals. Now, they're helping mediate the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.