Is rental assistance a permanent solution or just a bandage?
By Gabi Hirshfield Evictions are a familiar problem for Allentown, with the city having an eviction rate of 2.79%, the third highest of large cities in Pennsylvania, according to the Eviction Lab. The pandemic merely made the circumstances that lead to evictions more clear and visible to the public, and Americans are questioning whether housing […]
How can Allentown improve its public housing system?
Maintaining affordable housing in a city like Allentown with its older buildings and high demand isn’t cheap, and the city’s public housing authority has long been underfunded.
How COVID unmasked the eviction crisis
As the pandemic brought an increase in unemployment, those who were already struggling to pay their rent found themselves in a precarious situation.