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Jun 18, 2022 - Economy

3. Philadelphia tries mediating evictions

Illustrated collage of Philly row homes and a key ring.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Philadelphia is experimenting with a new way to help renters: an "eviction diversion" program that requires landlords to go through a mediation process when a tenant is in danger of being kicked out.

Why it matters: Evictions disproportionately impact Black women in Philadelphia, which also mirrors national trends, according to research from Community Legal Services.

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