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 Harvey Spear, Board member Paul Badger, our attorney Paul Cohen, and me, we have been meeting with Councilman Jones concerning the bill for quite some time. While we are still not happy with the bill, we have been able to get Jones to address some of our issues with the proposed legislation. It’s still a work in progress. The bill was held and not voted on in last Thursday’s Council session.

The Councilman has been very generous with his time to hear our concerns and those of our Real Estate Coalition.

It would be a big help if you would let Jones know of your opposition to the bill by calling

His office and voicing your opinion 215-686-3416/17 or writing a letter and faxing

215-686-1934, also, if you are a Philadelphia resident, let your Councilman or Councilwoman know of your opposition to the bill.

Please contact and thank Councilman Oh 215-686-3452/53 and Councilman Domb 215-686-3414/15 for speaking out on the negative impact this bill would have on those of us who provide rental housing.

 

Thank you.

Victor H Pinckney Sr
1st Vice President

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