By: Steven M. Williams
On March 13 we wrote about the recent Commonwealth Court case, Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh v. Pittsburgh, in which the Court struck down a Pittsburgh ordinance that would have required landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers from tenants. In short, the Court concluded that the Ordinance can not stand because it violated Pittsburgh’s Home Rule Charter.
On April 11, 2019, the City of Pittsburgh filed a Petition for Allowance of Appeal, asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review the Commonwealth Court’s decision. It may be a few months before we know if the Supreme Court will hear the case. We will continue to monitor this case and provide further updates.
For more information, or with questions regarding this case, please contact Steve Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org 717.480.5302. Steve regularly represents landlords in all aspects of their businesses, including fair housing.