Articles

HAPCO: Our Mission, Vision and Values

HAPCO’s Mission The Homeowners Association of Philadelphia is dedicated to the preservation, expansion and improvement of low to moderate income rental housing, along with market value rental and investment properties.  HAPCO is also devoted to reversing the spread of blight in the City of Philadelphia.  HAPCO’s Vision To make HAPCO the advocate and authority for rental and…

Read More

HAPCO Sees Enhanced Ways to Protect Philly Kids from Lead Paint 

The rental property owners of Philadelphia see a new City Council lead paint bill as the perfect starting point for protecting children from lead poisoning. HAPCO is working with Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown to improve Bill No. 180937, by making sure children age 6 and under living in at-risk properties are tested twice by a…

Read More

Councilman Jones Bill-Just Cause Legislation

HAPCO Fellow HAPCO Members There has been recent discourse on the forum about Councilman Jones’ Just Cause legislation. The legislation would allow a tenant to contest the legal termination of a lease, by going to the Fair Housing Commission to dispute it. I wanted to make membership aware that under the leadership of our President…

Read More

Pets For Emotional Support and Service Animals

There is no law that requires landlords to allow ordinary pets.  Many landlords do not allow them. However, some landlords do allow pets under specific conditions and requirements, and they charge additional monthly rent for them.  Many have found this to be a good source of additional income, provided that they are dealing with responsible pet owners.…

Read More